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2012 Benghazi Attack

Families want to know what happened

4 Dec, 2012

The father of Tyrone Woods says he learned the details of his son’s bravery not from the Obama administration, but in an email from an American whose life was saved by his son.
Woods said his son was found slumped over his machine gun, which was caked with blood. He had continued to fire until he had no blood left and was unable to fire anymore.

Kate Quigley, sister of Len Doherty, said her family is frustrated with how “the press continues to refer to the individuals of the attack as four dead Americans, without really looking at who these individuals are.” To help this, she has created, a website of a foundation that the family established in his name. 1

Pat Smith, the mother of Sean Smith, who was 35 when he died in Benghazi, said top administration officials paid her a lot of lip service but never revealed to her the details of her son’s last hours. She still does not know how he died. Smith also said Panetta “actually took my face in his hands and he said, ‘Trust me, I will tell you what happened.’ And so far, he’s told me nothing. Nothing at all. And I want to know.” 2

  1. Glen Doherty Foundation
  2. Washington Times : Families want to know what happened in Benghazi