Congress Aims to Award Gold Medals to Benghazi Fallen Heroes
May 19th, 2015 • iizthatiiz
Rep. Ryan Zinke has introduced bi-partisan legislation to award the Congressional Gold Medal to the fallen heroes of the September 11th, 2012 terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya.
Ambassador Christopher Stevens, Foreign Service Officer Sean Smith, and Navy SEALS Ty Woods and Glen Doherty were killed defending the American diplomatic compound in Benghazi.
“On September 11, 2012 America lost four patriots, and in the Navy SEALs we lost two brothers. This tribute is long overdue” Zinke said in a release.
“Honoring Ambassador Stevens, Sean Smith, Glen Doherty and Tyrone Woods with Congressional Gold Medals should not be about politics; it’s about paying respect and homage to four American patriots who served our nation honorably in some of our darkest hours. I am grateful for their service to our nation and will work with Senator Markey to build a large and bipartisan base of support for this bill.” (Breitbart)