Benghazi Rescue: High Military Honors For Two Special Forces Heroes

Sunday, 17 Nov 2013 08:01 AM

By Elliot Jager

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In secret ceremonies at undisclosed locations two still-anonymous service members, a marine and a soldier, were awarded high military honors for bravery in helping to rescue U.S. personnel last year at the besieged CIA Annex in Benghazi, Libya, The Washington Times reported.

The Delta Force Marine was awarded the Navy Cross, the nation's second highest honor. The Delta Force soldier was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross.

Delta Force is a counterterrorism unit in the Joint Special Operations Command comprised mostly of soldiers as well as specialists drawn from other services, according to the Times.

The Benghazi rescue unit, comprised of seven Delta Force operators, had been dispatched on the night of Sept. 11, 2012 from the U.S. Embassy in Tripoli some 600 miles away.

Their assignment was to rescue American diplomats, security personnel and CIA officers who had been overwhelmed by al-Qaida attackers at the CIA Annex, located approximately one mile from the temporary U.S. diplomatic mission where terrorists had killed Ambassador Christopher Stevens and Foreign Service Officer Sean Smith.

In a statement to the Times, the Navy confirmed that the awards had been made and that the details would be kept confidential for purposes of national security.

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