Benghazi victims to be honored on Mt. Soledad

SAN DIEGO — Two former Navy Seals from San Diego killed in the controversial Benghazi terror attacks will be honored in a special ceremony at the Mount Soledad Veterans Memorial Monday.

Glen Doherty, 42, of Encinitas and 41-year-old Tyrone Woods of Imperial Beach were working as contractors in Libya when they gave the ultimate sacrifice.

DLocal veterans honored at Mt. Soledadoherty and Woods stepped in to rescue fellow Americans and fight off enemy attacks to the U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi on September 11, 2012.

Two other Americans, U.S. Ambassador to Libya Chris Stevens and information officer Sean Smith, were also killed in the attacks.

Monday, Mount Soledad’s Veterans Association, which donated the plaques for Doherty and Woods, will dedicate its Memorial Day ceremony to the memory of these two heroes and their sacrifice.

“This is going to be a very, very special ceremony,” said Mt. Soledad Veterans Memorial Association CEO Bruce Bailey. “It will help all of us through the emotions of what has occurred.”

The families of both military heroes will attend the ceremony to see the plaques and help keep their memory alive.

The public event starts at 2 p.m.  Additional parking and transportation will be provided from Mt. Soledad Presbyterian Church and the French American School.

Attendees are being asked to arrive early.