A former Navy SEAL from Massachusetts was one of the victims of the deadly attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Fox News
Glen Doherty, 42, was the latest victim to be identified. The U.S. government earlier confirmed that U.S. Ambassador to Libya Christopher Stevens and Sean Smith, a foreign-service information management officer, died in the attack.
The name of the fourth American who died has not been disclosed.
The Boston Globe first reported that Doherty was among the victims. His sister told the Globe that Doherty was working at the U.S. Embassy in Cairo for a private security company.
A former ski instructor in Utah, Doherty reportedly trained as a sniper and medical officer after joining the Navy SEALs, Fox News reports. He served for seven years before leaving to work at the security firm.
Doherty lived in Encintas, Calif., after leaving the Navy, according to Fox. There, he worked at the CrossFIT/SEALFIT gym as well as security firms.
According to the Globe, Doherty was co-author with Brandon Webb of the 2010 book, “Navy SEAL Sniper: An Intimate Look at the Sniper of the 21st Century.’’ He also was a licensed pilot of both single- and multi-engine aircraft, the Globe reports.
Based on an account of the Benghazi attack provided on Wednesday by senior administration officials, Doherty was one of two people who died while trying to take cover from gunfire in the annex near the main U.S. consulate building. At least three others were wounded in the attack.
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