A man walks through a room in the gutted U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, after an attack that killed four Americans, including Ambassador Chris Stevens, Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012. / AP Photo/Ibrahim Alaguri
(CBS/AP) A fourth American killed in the U.S. Consulate attack in Benghazi, Libya that also claimed the lives of Ambassador Chris Stevens and two others has been identified.
Tyrone Woods was one of the security personnel who died in the attack, as confirmed by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in a statement issued by the State Department Thursday. Another member of the security personnel, Glen Doherty, was also killed.
"Tyrone S. Woods and Glen A. Doherty were both decorated military veterans who served our country with honor and distinction," said Clinton." Our thoughts, prayers, and deepest gratitude are with their families and friends. Our embassies could not carry on our critical work around the world without the service and sacrifice of brave people like Tyrone and Glen.
"Tyrone's friends and colleagues called him "Rone," and they relied on his courage and skill, honed over two decades as a Navy SEAL. In uniform, he served multiple tours in Iraq and Afghanistan. Since 2010, he protected American diplomatic personnel in dangerous posts from Central America to the Middle East. He had the hands of a healer as well as the arm of a warrior, earning distinction as a registered nurse and certified paramedic."
"He was on security detail and he was protecting the ambassador and also helping the wounded"' when he was killed, his sister, Katie Quigly told the Boston Globe.
Doherty was a 1988 graduate of Winchester High School.
A third victim has been identified as Foreign Service Officer Sean Smith, an Air Force veteran who had worked as an information management officer for 10 years in posts such as Brussels, Baghdad and Pretoria.
The four Americans were killed when a group of U.S. employees went to the consulate to try to evacuate staff as the building came under attack by a mob wielding guns and rocket propelled grenades. Stevens is the first U.S. ambassador to be killed in an attack since 1979, when Ambassador Adolph Dubs was killed in Afghanistan.