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Civilian Contractor Glen Doherty, former Navy SEAL, ID’d as one of four victims in Libya U.S. Consulate attack

The 42-year-old was part of private security detail and was protecting Ambassador Chris Stevens; also worked against proselytizing by troops

New York Daily News  August 13, 2012

A former Navy SEAL from Massachusetts was identified Thursday as one of the four Americans killed in the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Libya on the 11th anniversary of 9/11.

Glen Doherty, 42, of Winchester, Mass., was working a security detail in the volatile nation when he was killed Tuesday, The Boston Globe reported.

“I never thought he’d be another victim of 9/11,” his sister Katie Quigley told the newspaper. Doherty arrived in Libya just six days before his death in Benghazi.

Doherty was protecting Ambassador Chris Stevens and aiding the wounded after the consulate was blasted with rocket propelled grenades during a four-hour firefight, Quigley said.

Stevens and 10-year diplomatic veteran Sean Smith were also killed in the attack. A fourth victim of the attack remains unidentified.

Doherty was a lifelong thrill seeker whose past included stints as a ski instructor and at a flight school.

He spent seven years in the Navy, and belonged to a group that fought against religious proselytizing by U.S. troops.

He left military service to join a company that provides security for U.S. officials overseas, his sister said.

Since going into the security business, Doherty was sent back to Iraq and Afghanistan — and worked in Israel and Kenya, his sister told the Globe.

The family received word of his death on Wednesday afternoon.

igley said she believed the attack was not prompted by an anti-Islamic movie but was premeditated and timed to coincide with Sept. 11.

“Glen was highly trained,” she said. “He was the best of the best. He wouldn’t have gone down for some protest over a movie. This was serious, well-planned, well-executed.”

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September 13, 2012 - Posted by | Civilian Contractors, Contractor Casualties, Defense Base Act, Libya, Private Security Contractor | , , , , ,

3 Comments »

  1. RIP, fly with the angels. thank you for your service. my heart is with his family. I only wish Glen didn`t have to be there, i wish none of our americans had to be in a war zone.

    Comment by donna sparre | September 13, 2012 | Reply

  2. A TRUE AMERICAN HERO GOD BLESS HIM FROM FORMER NAVY GUY BLESS YOUR FAMILY

    Comment by Tim | September 14, 2012 | Reply

  3. […] without patriots…  One of those patriots, Glen Doherty, apparently belonged to a group that fought against religious proselytizing by U.S. troops.  I can respect […]

    Pingback by News Flash! God Hates Religion More than You Ever Could « Fade To Black: Living the Adventure with Great Awareness | September 14, 2012 | Reply


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