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Two former Navy SEALs among Americans killed in Libya

September 13, 2012 |  3:47 pm

Glen Doherty, a former Navy SEAL, was killed, along with three other Americans, in LibyaTwo of the Americans killed in the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, were former Navy SEALs who had trained and lived in San Diego County and were working as security guards for Ambassador Christopher Stevens, who was also killed.

The two former SEALs were Glen Doherty, 42, and Tyrone Woods, 41. Like all SEALs, they received their initial training in Coronado.

Doherty later worked as a fitness instructor in Encinitas; Woods reportedly owned the Salty Frog bar in Imperial Beach. Woods is survived by two teenage sons.

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Also killed in the attack was Sean Smith, an information officer for the State Department.

Doherty joined the SEALs in 1995 and became a paramedic and sniper, according to his family. He did two combat tours in Iraq, including accompanying the Marines in the assault on Baghdad in 2003 and then the mission to Saddam Hussein's ancestral home of Tikrit.

He wrote a book, "21st Century Sniper: A Complete Practical Guide," with former SEAL Brandon Webb.

Former SEAL Clinton Emerson said Doherty had "a warrior spirit balanced by the kindest of hearts."


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Photo: Glen Doherty. Credit: Doherty family