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Two Navy SEALS Were Protecting the Ambassador in Libya

Maybe of you already know that two former Navy SEALS were killed this week during the attack on US Ambassador Chris Stevens. If you continue to read below you will learn more about who they were.

   

 

From The Boston Herald: Glen Doherty

The stunning death of former U.S. Navy SEAL Glen Doherty in a terrorist attack in Libya left family and friends grieving from the West Coast to the tree-lined streets of his proud hometown of Winchester.

“He was doing this because he felt that people should be protected who couldn’t protect themselves — and so he was willing to put himself in harm’s way,” said his older brother, Greg Doherty, who lives in California. “He was fearless about everything he did in life. He was very good at what he did.”

“I haven’t heard the details of how he died yet,” his brother said last night, “but I wouldn’t be surprised if he was doing a lot more than was expected of him.”

Doherty, 42, of San Diego was working as a private security contractor at the U.S. consulate in Libya when he and three other Americans where killed on the 11th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terror attacks. Doherty had arrived there just last week.

The Dohertys grew up in a tight-knit family in Winchester, on a picturesque street lined with porches. Their mother owned a candy store in Lexington. Their father is the state’s former boxing commis-sioner. Glen Doherty also leaves his younger sister, Kate Quigley.

At Winchester High School, Doherty was a tenacious wrestler and earned an A in Judy Hession’s 11th grade British literature class.

“He was just a happy-go-lucky kid and he just exuded this kind of optimism when he came into a room,” Hession recalled. “You looked forward to seeing him every day.”

Doherty was smart, Hession said, and a class leader who “got along with all kinds of kids.” He was on the tennis team and was a disc jockey for the school’s radio station.

He was also a risk taker, Hession said, and headed off to aviation school after high school graduation in 1988. He got his pilot’s license and then worked as a ski instructor before joining the SEALs.

“You knew he would do interesting things,” Hession said.

Navy Seal Tyrone Woods Killed Embassy Attack in Libya

Former Navy Seal Tyrone Woods identified as the fourth American killed in the U.S. embassy attack in Benghazi. Glen Doherty, another former Navy Seal was also killed, along with Ambassador Chris Stevens and information officer Sean Smith. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the families of the deceased. This is a travesty. Tyrone Woods lived in Imperial Beach, Calif.  Woods, who was the former owner of The Salty Frog, served more than 20 years as a Navy SEAL and was deployed multiple times to Iraq and Afghanistan, UT San Diego reports.

(CNN) -- Tyrone Woods became a Navy SEAL after his mother suggested he join the military. Friday afternoon, Cheryl Croft Bennett will attend a ceremony to honor the life of her son Ty and grieve his loss after his death along side three other Americans in Tuesday's assault on the U.S. consulate in the Libyan city of Benghazi.

Woods, who had retired from the Navy, handled security for diplomats and perished with fellow former SEAL Glen Doherty, computer expert Sean Smith and U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens.

The Inquisitr:

Tyrone Woods was in the elite Navy unit for 20 years and had two teenage sons, according to U-T San Diego News. The former military member’s ex-wife Patricia Ann So had this to say about the father of her children:

“He was balls to the wall. He loved life, loved adrenalin. He went through Hell Week, the grueling five-and-a-half day training course, twice. You could not find a more skilled SEAL than him.”

The embassy victim’s former spouse was told about his death while she was teaching first grade at Spring Valley Elementary School and went to inform their sons that their father had died trying to protect our country.

Steven F. Koepenick had this to say about his neighbor who was killed at the US consulate in Libya:

“He had been a lot of places and seen a lot of things. Navy SEALS, by their nature, the majority of them don’t advertise who they are or where they are. Anytime one of our Americans is in peril, this is an absolute tragedy.”

Koepenick added that his neighbor seemed to fit the profile for an elite service member. He described him as a very private individual who was serious about his work.

Woods owned The Salty Frog bar in Imperial Beach until 2009.

 

America lost some heroes this week. It is a National Tragedy not a 'bad' day as someone termed it.

Tags: Former Navy SEALS killed in Libya, Glen Doherty, Tyrone Woods

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