Two former member of the elite Navy SEALs forces were killed in Benghazi, Libya. They were killed during the attack on the United States consulate, the same attack that also killed the U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens.
The two former Navy SEALs were working security and protection and they died protecting their colleagues, Hillary Clinton said on Thursday in a press release.
The two former Navy SEALs served in Afghanistan and Iraq and they are Tyrone S. Woods and Glen Doherty.
Doherty was one of the two people who were killed after the Benghazi personnel was evacuated into another building of the consulate.
According to ABC News, Glen Doherty, 42 years old, was working in Libdya for the State Department, and he was part of a mission to recover some missile launchers that went missing after the fall of former Libya dictator Muammar Gaddafi.
Ever since 2010 Tyrone S. Woods was protecting the United States diplomatic members in “dangerous positions” in Central America and the Middle East. He was married and he was the father of three children.
Besides these former Navy SEALs members and the U.S. Ambassador, the attack also killed a former U.S. Air Force member, Sean Smith, who was in charge of the consulate’s communications services.
Other three Americans were wounded in the attack but they stable right now.
The new prime minister of Libya, Mustafa Abu Shagur, announced that they made important progress in the arrest of the ones responsible for the attack on the U.S. Embassy in Benghazi.