Local Benghazi Victims Honored

Glen Doherty and Tyrone Woods receive plaques at Mt. Soledad on Memorial Day

By Elena Gomez and Sarah Grieco
|  Tuesday, May 28, 2013  |  Updated 8:44 AM PDT
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Plaques for former Navy SEALs Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty were places at Mt. Soledad on Memorial Day.

Plaques for former Navy SEALs Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty were places at Mt. Soledad on Memorial Day.

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Former Navy SEALs killed while working a CIA security detail in Benghazi were honored on Memorial Day at Mt. Soledad.

More than 3,400 names can be found at the Mount Soledad Memorial north of San Diego.

As of Monday, there are two new additions, the two former U.S. Navy SEALs killed in Benghazi, Libya in September 2012.

Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty were both Libya Embassy Security personnel stationed in Benghazi during the attack on the U.S. consulate.

They along with Ambassador Chris Stevens and San Diegan Sean Smith died. Smith was working as an information specialist at the time of the attack.

Monday’s ceremony honored Woods and Doherty, adding their images to a long list now engraved in granite.

"It is our moral responsibility to honor their sacrifice, by speaking up for them protecting them and caring for their loved ones left behind,” said widow Dorothy Narvaez-Woods.

Beneath the photo of Woods is a quote from John F. Kennedy, “Great crises produce great men.” Below Doherty’s photo is the phrase “He died for others to live.”

Woods served more than 20 years as a SEAL, including multiple tours in Iraq and Afghanistan. For the past two years, he was protecting American diplomats in Central America and the Middle East.


Doherty joined the SEALs in 1995 and was the first to respond to the attack at the USS Cole. He was an experienced paramedic and sniper with tours in Iraq.

"This is not just for Glen and Ty but for all of the fallen people and their getting a lot of attention rightfully for what they have done," said Greg Doherty, brother of the fallen Navy SEAL.

More than 1,200 people gathered atop Mount Soledad to pay their respects. The ceremony included the playing of Taps, a flyover and a military gun salute. 

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