Former Navy Seal, Tyrone Woods, 4th American Killed in US Embassy Attack in Benghazi
POSTED: Saturday, September 15, 2012 - 11:01am
UPDATED: Saturday, October 27, 2012 - 8:24pm
The attack that killed the American Ambassador hasn't just shocked people back home. Many people in Libya are saddened and angry by the assault on the consulate of a country that stood by them during their revolution.
On the street of Benghazi, two very different sentiments here demonstrator burn an American Flag in protest to the internet video they say insults Islam but across town. Others gathered to denounce terrorism and support the United States and it's Ambassador Chris Stevens, who was respected by many Libyans, and no stranger to the people of Benghazi " He was an excellent diplomat and he cared about the people and the future of Libya" Days after the attack The consulate still smolders. Ambassador Stevens was rushed from here by Libyans to a nearby hospital, where doctors tried to revive him. "There were some difficulties with his airwaves. About 20 minutes into the CPR we pronounced his death" Today, Libya's President paid an emotional visit to the scene of the attack. his government is convinced this was a pre-planned assault, and is conducting an investigation. So if the FBI. A team of agents arrived in Benghazi today to sift through the ashes and look for clues.
Back in the United States we now know the names of the two Americans killed in Benghazi. Tyrone Woods was a navy seal and 20 year military veteran. He served multiple tours in Iraw and Afghanistan. For the past two years he worked in diplomatic security for the State Department. Glen Doherty also was a Navy Seal spending eight years as a sniper and also serving tours in Iraq and Afghanistan. Doherty's sister says he placed a role in the rescue of Army Private Jessica Lynch in 2003. Doherty was working as a private security contractor in Benghazi.