On Thursday, Secretary of State Blinken suffered a personal tragedy.
Blinken announced that his father had died.
He was 96 years old.
Gone But Not Forgotten
Blinken announced the death via Twitter.
He called his father "a source of love and inspiration" for the entire family.
He continued, "Dad served his city, state and country.
"Dad inspired me to public service. He lived with decency, dignity, and modesty."
He concluded, "He loved his wife Vera and his family.
"He built a wonderful life and gave me a wonderful life.
"I love you, dad."
His father was born in 1925 in New York City
Donald Blinken served as U.S. Ambassador to Hungary from 1994 to 1997.
Source: Fox News