Tyrone Woods: Second Former Navy SEAL Named As Benghazi Embassy Attack Victim
A second former Navy SEAL, Tyrone Woods, was named as a victim in the Benghazi embassy attack. Woods was 41-years-old. Earlier on Thursday, Glen Doherty was named among those killed at the US consulate in Libya. As previously reported by The Inquisitr, US Ambassador Christopher Stevens and Foreign Service officer Sean Smith were also killed during the attack on the embassy in the Middle East.
Tyrone Woods was in the elite Navy unit for 20 years and had two teenage sons, according to U-T San Diego News. The former military member’s ex-wife Patricia Ann So had this to say about the father of her children:
“He was balls to the wall. He loved life, loved adrenalin. He went through Hell Week, the grueling five-and-a-half day training course, twice. You could not find a more skilled SEAL than him.”
The embassy victim’s former spouse was told about his death while she was teaching first grade at Spring Valley Elementary School and went to inform their sons that their father had died trying to protect our country.
Steven F. Koepenick had this to say about his neighbor who was killed at the US consulate in Libya:
“He had been a lot of places and seen a lot of things. Navy SEALS, by their nature, the majority of them don’t advertise who they are or where they are. Anytime one of our Americans is in peril, this is an absolute tragedy.”
Koepenick added that his neighbor seemed to fit the profile for an elite service member. He described him as a very private individual who was serious about his work.
Woods owned The Salty Frog bar in Imperial Beach until 2009.