Remembering Glen Doherty and Tyrone Woods

 In Military, Veterans

September 11, 2012 – Glen Doherty and Tyrone Woods were US Navy SEALs. They died next to each other on a roof top in Benghazi after a mortar round exploded near them. They died because the State Department under Hillary Clinton during the Obama administration refused to send help.

Both men were in the employ of the CIA, assigned to the CIA Annex in Benghazi, Libya.

Glen A. Doherty, 42  — The Need to Serve

According to the CIA, Glen “lived life on the edge.” He had a pilot’s license, and was an avid skiier and surfer. He loved mountain biking. He deployed 14 times with the CIA after he joined them as a protective officer in 2005.

“Glen was a highly decorated SEAL, a warrior and a medical corpsman: He was a nine-year veteran with combat experience in Iraq and Afghanistan. He came to the Navy and later to CIA to fulfill his sense of adventure and his need for service…

…His friends remember him as selfless, someone who was always there to help a buddy through difficult times, like a divorce, or simply to watch the houses of colleagues on deployment.

Glen was always improving himself, studying aviation and medical techniques, as well as taking on home improvement jobs. He was such a good friend that many people found out later that each had considered Glen their best friend.”

Some of Glen’s friends scattered his ashes in the ocean at Swami’s Beach in Encinitas, California. After the funeral, hundreds of his friends “celebrated his life at a massive block party,” which was one of his wishes.

“Don’t feel sorry for him, he wouldn’t have it. He died serving with men he respected, protecting the freedoms we enjoy as Americans and doing something he loved. He was my best friend and one of the finest human beings I’ve ever known.” Brandon Webb, friend to Glen Doherty to ABC.

Tyrone Woods, 41 – Hands of a healer, arms of a warrior

Tyrone joined the CIA as a protective officer in 2010 after a long career in the US Navy. He “served all over the world” in that capacity.

According to the CIA website,

A native of Oregon, a wrestler in high school, and a lover of adventure, Tyrone joined the Navy at 18 years old and became a SEAL because that was the biggest challenge he could think of.

He had a legendary career as a SEAL, rising to the rank of Senior Chief Petty Officer, serving several decorated combat tours in Iraq and Afghanistan, and receiving many awards.

He was also a registered nurse and paramedic: He was said to have “the hands of a healer and the arms of a warrior.”…

…Tyrone Woods loved his life, his family, and his country. All who knew him remember that he was a joy to be around and he always made people feel better.

His wife, Dorothy had this to say about her husband:

“He did what he loved to do and he did it well. There’s not much more he wanted than that.”

These two men were the kind who ran toward danger, not away from it. Heroes who gave their lives in the service of their country.

Featured photo: screenshot L- Tyrone Woods, R-Glen Doherty

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  • Gregory Godek

    This was a very informative, albeit, brief article. This tragedy will always piss me off. I was 11Bravo, Scout Platoon in the 25th. Navy SEALS are some of our very best. They are some of the most dedicated soldiers in our entire military. Their “Commander-in-Chief” went to bed that night, and the Secretary of State proved, beyond a shadow of doubt, that she was unequivocally unfit to ever be in charge of military troops ever again! I will never forget. Thank you.

  • Jean Waechter Waechter

    Cannot express my profound gratitude enough for what they have done for me and millions of other Americans. I will never forget their sacrifice for my life and for my freedoms. With much love from an ever grateful daughter of a WWII navy veteran. God rest their brave and courageous souls.

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