U.S Ambassador John Christopher Stevens, 52, of Grass Valley, CA, attacked and killed on September 11, 2012
U.S. Foreign Service Officer Sean Patrick Smith, 34, of San Diego, CA, attacked and killed on September 11, 2012
CIA Operative Tyrone Snowden Woods, 41, of Portland, OR, attacked and killed on September, 12, 2012
CIA Operative Glen Anthony "Bub" Doherty, 42, of Boston, MA, attacked and killed on September 12, 2012
2012 Benghazi Attack
The 2012 Benghazi Attack was a coordinated ambush of 2 US government facilities in Benghazi, Libya by Islamic terrorists of Ansar al-Sharia. On the evening of September 11th, Ansar al-Sharia militants attacked the US consulate (diplomatic compound) in Benghazi and killed the US Ambassador to Libya, J. Christopher Stevens, and US Foreign Service Officer, Sean Smith. Stevens was the 8th US Ambassador to be killed while in office and first since 1979. Then again, about one mile away, in the early morning hours of September 12th, the same Islamic terrorists attacked the CIA annex with mortar rounds that killed CIA Operatives Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty - both of whom were retired US Navy SEALs.
We honor and thank Stevens, Smith, Woods, and Doherty for serving Our Country and our citizens abroad.
John Christoper Stevens 10th US Ambassador to Libya Born April 18, 1960 in Grass Valley, CA 1978 Graduate of Piedmont HS B.A. in History from UC-Berkeley in 1982 (member of Alpha Tau Omega fraternity) J. D. (Juris Doctorate) degree from UC - Hastings College of Law in 1989 Entered US Foreign Service in 1991 Selected as US Ambassador to Libya in May 2012 Assassinated September 11, 2012 Survived by younger sister and brother
Sean Patrick Smith Information Management Officer in US Foreign Service (US State Department) Born June 1, 1978 in San Diego, CA In 1995, age 17, enlisted in US Air Force (served 6 years) Technology guru, avid gamer, football fan, and all-around competitor Joined US Foreign Service in 2002 Assassinated September 11, 2012 Survived by wife, 2 young children, mother, and father
Tyrone Snowden Woods CIA Operative and Retired US Navy Senior Chief Petty Officer and Special Warfare Operator (SEAL) Born January 15, 1971 in Portland, OR Certified hunter and PADI diver by age 13 Accomplished, competitive HS wrestler - graduated in 1989 from Oregon City HS In 1990 enlisted in Navy and earned SEAL Trident badge in 1991 Highly decorated (Bronze Star Medal for Valor), 20-year career with multiple combat tours to Iraq and Afghanistan for SEAL Team missions 2010 became security contractor for CIA and State Department Killed during Islamic terrorist attack on September 12, 2012 Survived by 3 sons and 2 wives
Glen Anthony "Bubs" Doherty CIA Operative and former US Navy Petty Officer and Special Warfare Operator (SEAL) Born July 10, 1970 in Boston, MA 1988 graduate of Winchester HS in Winchester, MA Adventurous skiier, mountain biker, surfer, and aircraft pilot (private pilot's license) Highly decorated, 9-year Navy SEAL with multiple combat tours to Iraq and Afghanistan with SEAL teams Highly decorated (Bronze Star Medal for Valor), 20-year career with multiple combat tours to Iraq and Afghanistan for SEAL Team missions 2005 became CIA protective officer and deployed overseas 14 times to protect Americans Killed by mortar round, alongside, fellow CIA protection officer and friend, Tyrone Woods, while defending CIA compound from a rooftop position during Islamic terrorist attack on September 12, 2012 Survived by parents, brother, and sister
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Stevens, Smith, Woods, and Doherty - You taught an old Jarhead some new tricks. I did not know much about the US Foreign Service or the CIA and their diplomatic activities until building this tribute. I'm honored to have learned more about your inspirational lives and the paths you took to serve Our Country and protect our freedom. Thanks for being shining examples of American patriots that we can relay to student-citizens to motivate more of them to step-up, be more selfless, and serve Our Country proudly like you all did. - from Sean on 6/25/19 [ photo of Benghazi 4 iHonor American Flag ]
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