REMEMBERING Navy Seal Tyrone Woods Retired Navy SEAL Tyrone Woods 41 of Portland OR was working on a private security detail for the US State Department in Benghazi Libya when the US Embassy and CIA annex came under attack Sr CPO Woods and SEAL teammate Glen Doherty saved the lives of thirty staff when they took up arms in an effort to protect the facilities as they were attacked by insurgents Woods and several security guards left a secure annex location to make their way to the embassy where they were able to gather the staff and safely transport them back to the CIA annex Around 4 am after a four-hour lull with no militant activity fellow SEAL Doherty and seven US Marines arrived at the CIA annex and joined Sr CPO Woods on the roof to protect those inside An hour later insurgent activity took the form of mortar fire bursts directed at the annex roof It was during this 11 minute attack that both Woods and Doherty lost their lives An inquisitive fearless busy child Sr CPO Woods spent his youth on a 5000 acre working cattle ranch in Long Creek OR He had his Hunter’s Safety Card and was a certified PADI diver by the age of 13 Woods graduated from Oregon City High School where he was a wrestler He joined the Navy in 1990 and moved to California where he received his SEAL trident in 1991 During the course of his career he served multiple tours of duty in Somalia Southeast Asia the Middle East Central America Iraq and Afghanistan on SEAL teams 1 3 and 5 Woods even spent 2 years with the Navy’s exhibition parachute team the Leapfrogs He concluded 20 years of honorable service as a decorated service man with a Bronze Star and Expert Marksman Ribbon among other awards and had been protecting American diplomatic personnel since 2010 Known as “Rone” to friends and colleagues Sr CPO Woods was a registered nurse and a certified paramedic He was an avid runner surfer and car enthusiast Family described him as dedicated tenacious clever focused good-humored and took pride in serving his country He was reserved and would likely brush off any notions that he was a hero Sr CPO Woods left behind a wife and three children Meme

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