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Kassig enters North Central Hall of Fame

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — A North Central graduate who lost his life helping refugees in Syria was honored by his former high school.

Abdul-Rahman Kassig, formerly Peter Kassig, was a 2006 graduate.

Tuesday, he was inducted into the alumni hall of fame.

His parents, Ed and Paula, received the award on his behalf.

Before he died, Kassig founded an organization called SERA that offers humanitarian aid to refugees in extremely dangerous areas.

The former U.S. Army Ranger was killed by ISIS last year.

His parents said they had looked at the wall of fame with their son when he was attending North Central, never imagining he would be on the wall, at least, not like this.

Also inducted were Charles Brown and 24-Hour News 8’s Lori Wilson.

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