Tags: benghazi | rescue | high | military | honors

Benghazi Rescue: High Military Honors For Two Special Forces Heroes

Sunday, 17 Nov 2013 08:01 AM

By Elliot Jager

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.

Related Stories:

Benghazi Mom: Hillary Only Cares About Herself
State Dept: We Did Offer Bounties for Benghazi Attackers


© 2015 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

US Official: Paris Market Terrorist Had Camera to Video Attack

Friday, 30 Jan 2015 23:05 PM

Amedy Coulibaly, the terrorist who killed four people as part of terrorism attacks that rocked Paris earlier this month, . . .

Donald Trump: 'I Will Take Full Credit' for Romney Dropping Out

Friday, 30 Jan 2015 22:11 PM

A week ago, just before and during the Iowa Freedom Summit, real estate mogul Donald Trump was quick to call out two-tim . . .

Report: Hezbollah Tunnels May Make Gaza's Look Like 'Child's Game'

Friday, 30 Jan 2015 21:58 PM

After uncovering a Hamas underground tunnel network in last summer's Gaza war, the Israeli military has turned its atten . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved