Chester Allen "Chet" Bitterman III was an American linguist and Christian missionary who was kidnapped and killed by revolutionaries of the 19th of April Movement in Colombia in 1981.Originally from Lancaster, Pennsylvania, Bitterman attended Columbia Bible College in South Carolina, where he first heard of the Christian mission organization Wycliffe Bible Translators. After graduation, he received linguistics training from the Summer Institute of Linguistics in North Dakota, and married Brenda Gardner, a fellow alumna of SIL's training program. Together, they traveled to Colombia to begin mission work with Wycliffe in 1979.Source: Wikipedia
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