Dozens of vehicles including motorcycles drove through San Diego Thursday as part of the funeral procession for Ty Woods, one of the three local men killed in an attack on the U.S. consulate in Libya.
Woods, 41, of Imperial Beach was killed Sept. 11 when the consulate in Benghazi was attacked. Two other local residents, Glen Doherty, 42, of Encinitas and Sean Smith, 34, of Clairemont, and the U.S. Ambassador to Libya Chris Stevens died in the attack.
Woods served multiple tours in Iraq and Afghanistan as a U.S. Navy SEAL and was said to be working as a private security contractor when a mob of gunmen fired upon the compound with rocket-propelled grenades, setting it ablaze.
President Barack Obama praised the four for their patriotic service and the commitment to diplomacy and vowed to bring those responsible for their deaths to justice.
Woods' mother Cheryl Croft Bennett said her son was the type of guy you would want in your corner if you were in trouble. Watch video
"He was doing something he obviously wanted to do, he was driven to do and he loved doing it," she told NBC 7 San Diego.
Woods recently moved to a home in Henderson, Nevada with his wife Dorothy. The couple just welcomed a son named Kai. Woods leaves behind two older sons, ages 15 and 18, from a previous marriage.
A funeral procession was planned to begin at 9:45 a.m. PT at Greenwood Mortuary and continue to North Island Chapel Coronado Naval Base before burial at Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery
Services were held Wednesday in Winchester, Mass for Glen Doherty. The former Navy SEAL often led training classes at an Encinitas gym and lived in San Diego with his longtime girlfriend.
Sean Smith's mother Pat said services are still pending for the Information Officer who grew up in Clairemont. Smith left behind a wife and two children.