Local Man Remembers Former Navy SEAL Teammate Killed in Libya
The State Department on Thursday identified the other two Americans who were killed this week in the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya.
Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said they were Tyrone S. Woods and Glen A. Doherty (shown in photo).
Doherty, 42, is a former Navy SEAL who provided security at the consulate.
The news of Doherty's death was especially difficult for a local man who was not only on the same Navy SEAL team with him, but was a friend.
Former SEAL Larry Yatch runs a shooting range in New Hope. He learned of Doherty's death Wednesday night.
"He was a teammate of mine, a close personal friend. We deployed together ... we went to war together," Yatch said. They spent three years together on the SEAL team.
According to military records, Doherty joined the Navy in 1996, was a combat medic, and a decorated member of the SEAL team before leaving active duty in 2004.
"Knowing he's gone is saddening. In the same respect, I'm proud of him for continuing to protect his country and give his life for it," Yatch said.
Doherty had protected Americans in Iraq, Afghanistan and elsewhere. He leaves his father, Bernard, his mother, Barbara, a brother, Gregory, and sister, Kathleen.
Since 2010, Woods had protected American diplomatic personnel in posts from Central America to the Middle East. Clinton said he was a registered nurse and paramedic. He is survived by his wife, Dorothy, and three sons, Tyrone Jr., Hunter and infant Kai.
The two others killed were Ambassador Chris Stevens and Sean Smith.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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