Body of retired Navy SEAL killed in Libya attack arrives home
Tyrone Woods among 4 killed in attack on consulate
11:33 PM, Sep 18, 2012
10:44 AM, Sep 19, 2012
SAN DIEGO -
One of the two retired Navy SEALs killed in a fiery attack on the U.S. consulate in Libya last week arrived home to San Diego on Tuesday.
The body of 41-year-old Tyrone Woods arrived at Lindbergh Field Tuesday evening. His body was taken off a plane in a flag-draped casket, loaded into a hearse and then driven away.
His casket initially arrived on U.S. soil last week during a military ceremony at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland that both President Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton attended.
Woods is the father of three little boys from Imperial Beach. He was one of two retired seals from the San Diego area killed during the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya that left four Americans dead.
The other SEAL, 42-year-old Glen Doherty, was a beloved son and brother who was living in Encinitas.
The attack on the consulate was reportedly fueled by the low-budget film, "The Innocence of Muslims." The film was made in Southern California and mocks the founder of Islam as a violent womanizer and child abuser.
The brazen attack was apparently designed to strike on the anniversary of 9/11 and may not have simply been a spontaneous protest of the film itself.
According to U.S. and Libyan officials, it may have been planned well in advance. Still, the White House claims there was no advance warning.
Information regarding funeral arrangements for Woods has not been made public. A funeral service will be held for Doherty in his hometown of Winchester, Mass. on Wednesday.