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Clinton Recognizes Victims of Benghazi Attacks

14 September 2012

Girls holding lit candles at vigil (AP Images)

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton pays tribute to two embassy security personnel who lost their lives in the attack on the U.S. mission in Benghazi.

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton identified two more Americans, U.S. embassy security personnel, who were killed in the September 11 attack on the U.S. mission in Benghazi, Libya.

“Tyrone S. Woods and Glen A. Doherty were both decorated military veterans who served our country with honor and distinction,” said Clinton in a statement. “Our thoughts, prayers and deepest gratitude are with their families and friends.”

U.S. Ambassador John Christopher Stevens, a 21-year U.S. diplomat, and Foreign Service Office Sean Smith also lost their lives in the attack.

“We appreciate the statements of support that have poured in from across the region and beyond,” said Clinton. “People of conscience and goodwill everywhere must stand together in these difficult days against violence, hate and division.”

Above, Dilan Samo, 13, holds a picture of Stevens during a candlelight vigil outside the Libyan mission to the United Nations in New York.