2 ex-Navy SEALS killed with Amb. Stevens

Most, if not all, of the news on the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, has centered on the torture and killing of Ambassador Christopher Stevens. Our own intelligence says the attack was “well-planned” and “well-coordinated” with “outside” connections, i.e., al-Qaeda.

U.S. Ambassador to Libya Christopher Stevens

But three other Americans were also killed, although we don’t know the details of their murders as we do about Stevens’.

We know that one of the three is a State Department staffer, Foreign Service Information Management Officer Sean Smith.

Sean Smith

Now we have the names and identities of the remaining two. They are former Navy SEALS Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty. I don’t want them to be forgotten.

Tyrone Woods (l); Glen Doherty (r)

The Associated Press reports, Sept. 14, 2012:

Two of the Americans killed Tuesday in the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, were former Navy SEALs from San Diego County who always asked to be on the front lines, family, friends and government officials said.

Tyrone S. Woods and Glen A. Doherty, who both provided security at the consulate, were killed in the Tuesday attack along with U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens and State Department employee Sean Smith, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said in a statement Thursday.

Woods, 41, was from Imperial Beach south of San Diego and Doherty, a native of Massachusetts, had lived in Encinitas, north of San Diego.

“Tyrone S. Woods and Glen A. Doherty were both decorated military veterans who served our country with honor and distinction,” Clinton’s statement said.

Woods, a Navy SEAL for two decades whose friends called him “Rone,” served multiple tours in Iraq and Afghanistan, Clinton said. Since 2010 he had protected American diplomats in posts from Central America to the Middle East.

Dr. Timothy Rasmusson, Woods’ former brother-in-law, said Woods was a hard-charging Navy SEAL who joined the military straight out of high school and went to work for military contractors after leaving the service a few years ago. To unwind, he drove his motorcycle and Ford Mustang at top speeds. “He was like a guy out of the movies,” Rasmusson said. “He was on the edge. He was always volunteering for the mission. He always wanted to be on the front line. Everything was full speed.”

Rasmusson said Woods and his sister, Patricia Ann So, divorced about 10 years ago and have rarely spoken, though the split was amicable. They had two teenage boys, Tyrone Jr. and Hunter, who live in San Diego with their mother. Woods is also survived by his wife and another son, Kai, who was born a few months ago.

Doherty, 42, worked in private security around the world since leaving the Navy in 2005, and between stints worked as a personal trainer in the San Diego area. A native of Winchester, Mass., just north of Boston, he wrote a 2010 book called “The 21st Century Sniper: A Complete Practical Guide” along with friend and former colleague Brandon Webb. An updated version of the book, about how to become a good marksman, is expected out in January.

Webb told The Associated Press his friend wouldn’t have sought sympathy. “Don’t feel sorry for him. He wouldn’t have it,” Webb said. “He died serving with men he respected, protecting the freedoms we enjoy as Americans and doing something he loved.”

Doherty became a Navy SEAL in 1995. He worked as a paramedic and sniper in the Middle East, responding to the destroyer Cole attack among his missions, and served two tours in Iraq. Along with his brother, his survivors include his parents, Bernard and Barbara, and a sister, Kathleen.

God bless you, brave men who served America with honor.

You were betrayed by your own government.

May you rest in peace.


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8 years ago
Reply to  Dr. Eowyn

Yes, thank you Dr. Eowyn. It is so horrible that these fine individuals were all betrayed by a government who had knowledge of the pending attack and did nothing about it! Instead, the king is on the campaign trail tending to his narcissistic feeding needs. God bless you all, and I am praying for you and your loved ones!

Dave McMullen
Dave McMullen
8 years ago

Glenn Beck has an interesting angle on these events,seems they were also in the employ of the CIA.Smells like another fast and furious style operation,gone bad….These men may just be the latest victims of Obama’s insane policies.

Dave McMullen
Dave McMullen
8 years ago
Reply to  Dave McMullen

Its also to be noted that after the latest violence in the middle east, our fearless leaders first action on Monday was to challenge judge Katherine Forrest’s decision on NDAA..that upholds our right as citizens to due process under the constitution..I strongly suspect that all these event are being organized by Obama’s handlers to further destroy our constitution and this country.

8 years ago

How many more, I ask myself often, of these fine young mens lives must be taken? I am so tired of a play-time president who has no clue about how to handle the war zone. I appreciate all our men and women in uniform and pray for them daily, but the loss of these two lives was unnecessary, especially since Obama was well aware of the attack before it happened. Why else would he upped security as soon as he stopped talking to Mosic on the 9/11 phone call?

Alice Wolf
8 years ago

What makes ABSOLUTELY NO SENSE AT ALL, is that the ENTIRE ADMINISTRATION and CONGRESS are not being given their pink slips, or perhaps this is exactly what is happening, they all have matching undies and are far too concerned with matters of the flesh to spend any time even at the interrogation of Hillary Clinton which is supposed to be happening, when? What exactly are they investigating? Follow the money, what happened to the investigation of the money laundering banks. How many of our service men and women will be lost before an outcry and uproar breaks out that will… Read more »

8 years ago

I would like to express my deepest sympathy and thanks to the families of these men. Men like Mr. Doherty and Mr. Woods are made from strong life changing experiences and faith. I believe all four gentlemen were courageous, self sacrificing and tremendous individuals who gave their lives for the America they believed in, to preserve their fellow Americans freedoms and way of life AND to the middle east people that are good and peaceful. Our government failed them and is failing all of our military throughout the world. We are asking them and their families to go “above and… Read more »