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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.

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18 Comments to “Benghazi victims to be honored on Mt. Soledad”

    Bowler's Desk San Diego News said:
    May 27, 2013 at 5:20 AM

    Reblogged this on San Diego News – Bowler's Desk and commented:
    Benghazi victims to be honored in Mt. Soledad

    Dooley said:
    May 27, 2013 at 5:35 AM

    Your commitment to this story has been anything but professional. Fox 5 has not lived up to their duty in questioning the administration's action or lack of action. Your station is unFAIR AND UNBALANCED.

    disgusted said:
    May 27, 2013 at 6:26 AM

    And do you think anyone from this administration would be here to honor these fallen heros?
    Where are you Mr President? Vacationing again no doubt!

      Dax said:
      May 27, 2013 at 7:30 AM

      Obama is honoring the families of the 57 Americans who died in Embassy attacks under Bush's watch in addition to these men.

    Dax said:
    May 27, 2013 at 7:22 AM

    These men were contractors…..mercenaries being paid over $15 k month. CIA ops cover. Who cares? They knew the risk.

    Troy said:
    May 27, 2013 at 1:12 PM

    I care. I bet there are alot who care like me. I appreciate their service and wont forget.

    irateiconoclast said:
    May 28, 2013 at 9:06 PM

    TEAR DOWN THE UNCONSTITUTIONAL CROSS!

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