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Remembering San Diego Victims of Libya Attack

Floor Speech

Location: Washington, DC

Mrs. DAVIS of California. Mr. Speaker, San Diegans are very sad today because they learned yesterday that two of the Libya victims were from the San Diego area. As we know, they were killed in the consulate in Benghazi, protecting fellow Americans there with Ambassador Chris Stevens and Sean Smith.

The two victims from San Diego were Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty. In talking about Mr. Doherty, a friend said:

You never take off your uniform. You hang it in the closet, but everything that went along with it is still there. All the training and the dedication that you have to your Nation is what drives these guys.

And also for Tyrone Woods, a friend said:

If there were more people like him, the country would be in much better shape. We need people to keep doing what he was doing because he really believed in freedom, and he really believed in the United States.

As we know, these were two highly decorated military SEALs who had left the community of SEALs and were serving with the consulate there and with the State Department in Libya. We certainly celebrate their life and we mourn their death. I want to recognize their families and let them know that our thoughts and our prayers are with them.

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