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During the horrific crime at Jonestown, people often forget that not all of the slaughter happened at the compound. The day before the mass suicide, Ryan and other U.S. government officials landed in Guyana. Congressman Leo Ryan and the rest were a special delegation sent there to determine whether or not U.S. citizens were being held against their will.During their visit, many of the cult members asked to leave with Ryan’s delegations. Arriving at the airport, the delegation was ambushed by the cult, one of who had embedded himself into the group asking to leave. The embedded cult member drew a gun on the plane and summarily shot the passengers. Just to be certain everyone died, the cult also disbanded a small force and attacked the delegation from a tractor with a trailer. Congressman Ryan was one of those murdered, becoming the first and only U.S. Congressman killed in the line of duty in the history of the U.S.

During the horrific crime at Jonestown, people often forget that not all of the slaughter happened at the compound. The day before the mass suicide, Ryan and other U.S. government officials landed in Guyana. Congressman Leo Ryan and the rest were a special delegation sent there to determine whether or not U.S. citizens were being held against their will.During their visit, many of the cult members asked to leave with Ryan’s delegations. Arriving at the airport, the delegation was ambushed by the cult, one of who had embedded himself into the group asking to leave. The embedded cult member drew a gun on the plane and summarily shot the passengers. Just to be certain everyone died, the cult also disbanded a small force and attacked the delegation from a tractor with a trailer. Congressman Ryan was one of those murdered, becoming the first and only U.S. Congressman killed in the line of duty in the history of the U.S.

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