Third victim of Libyan attack a former Navy SEAL

By Matt Vasilogambros

September 13, 2012

Former Navy SEAL Glen Doherty was identified as the third victim in the attack that killed four Americans in Libya, the Boston Globe reports.

Doherty was killed in the U.S. consulate in Benghazi; U.S. Ambassador to Libya Chris Stevens and two others also died. The Winchester, Mass., native was 42.

He served on the security detail for the ambassador, and was killed while helping the wounded, his sister, Katie Quigley, told the Globe. Doherty served in the SEALs for seven years before joining a private security company. While in the Navy, he served in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Quigley said her family was notified of his death at 5 p.m. EDT on Wednesday. She maintains that the act of violence, which was first reported as reaction to an anti-Islamic film, was an organized attack.

“You have to understand. Glen was highly trained. He was the best of the best. He wouldn’t have gone down for some protest over a movie,’’ Quigley said. “This was serious, well-planned, well-executed. He was very good at what he did.’’

The State Department has not publicly confirmed his death. The name of the fourth victim has not been released yet.


By Matt Vasilogambros

September 13, 2012

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