This bill would award a Congressional Gold Medal in commemoration of Glen Doherty, Tyrone Woods, J. Christopher Stevens, and Sean Smith and their contributions to the nation. The four men were killed during an attack on the U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya on September 11, 2012.
Glen Doherty was a Navy SEAL for 12 years and served in Iraq and Afghanistan. He attained the rank of Petty Officer First Class and earned the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal. After leaving the Navy, Glen Doherty worked with the Dept. of State to protect American diplomats.
Tyrone Woods served as a Navy SEAL for 20 years, which included tours in Iraq and Afghanistan. In Iraq he led multiple raids and reconnaissance missions, and earned the Bronze Star. After retiring from the Navy as a Senior Chief Petty Officer, Tyrone Woods worked with the Dept. of State to protect American diplomats.
J. Christopher Stevens served for 21 years in the U.S. Foreign Service. He was serving as U.S. Ambassador to Libya and previously served twice in the country as both Special Representative to the Libyan Transitional National Council and as the Deputy Chief of Mission. Earlier in his life, he served as a Peace Corps volunteer teaching English in Morocco.
Sean Smith served for 6 years in the U.S. Air Force. He attained the rank of Staff Sergeant and was awarded the Air Force Commendation Medal. After leaving the Air Force, Sean Smith served for 10 years in the Dept. of State on various assignments which took him to places such as Baghdad, Brussels, Pretoria, and The Hague.