Congressional Medal Proposed for Benghazi SEALs

“Glen Doherty and Tyrone Woods are American heroes for what they did.” “They ran a half-mile to the sound of gunfire.” These comments were made from Republican Congressmen Duncan Hunter.  Mr. Hunter has proposed awarding the Congressional Gold Medal to SEALs Doherty and Woods for their actions defending the consulate in Benghazi on September 11th, 2012.

The Congressional Gold Medal, awarded by congress, is one of the highest civilian awards along with the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Since the American Revolution, Congress has commissioned gold medals as its highest expression of national appreciation for distinguished achievements and contributions.  The medal was first awarded in 1776 by the Second Continental Congress to General George Washington.  The law governing the medal requires the sponsorship of at least 290 House members and 67 senators before the award can be bestowed.  In practice, however, bills such as Hunter’s have been taken up through “suspension of the rules,” which waive the sponsorship requirement.  Hunter’s bill has nine GOP co-sponsors, and he said he intends to seek more and speak to House leadership soon about the effort.

Doherty and Woods were working as private security and intelligence contractors in Benghazi when the assault on the consulate occurred.  Despite receiving orders to remain at a CIA compound, these two SEALs grabbed their weapons and ran to the sound of the attack.  Although outnumbered, Doherty and Woods engaged the enemy and provided support to consulate personnel.  Doherty and Woods distinguished themselves conspicuously by gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of their life above and beyond the call of duty.

I urge everyone to contact your Congressmen and ask for their support for Mr. Hunters proposed award for Glen Doherty and Tyrone Woods.

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About the Author

Chris is a former U.S. Navy SEAL, 18-Delta Combat Medic, and SEAL Sniper. His career included tours with SEAL Delivery Vehicle Team Two and SEAL Team Two in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom. You can follow him on Twitter @Chris_Hagerman.

10 comments
flhtse05
flhtse05

Nothing can bring hese heros back but thank you Mr Hunter for remebering these men! RIP TY and Glen.

Yes 3 years ago today Adam Brown was KIA in Afganistan. Check out the NRA Life of Duty video tribute to Adam.

MR151
MR151

 

I hope Glen & Ty's families receive their sons most deserved posthumous medals. RIP guys.

 

On another topic, I just happened to be watching some YouTube videos tonight and came across the tributes to Team 6 operator Adam Brown. I did not plan this, but while watching those vids saw that Adam died on March 17, 2010. Maybe it's just a coincidence, but today is the 17th. He's been gone 3 years today.

 

I guess this makes it his 3rd birthday in Heaven. 

LouCollins
LouCollins

If they don't get it, there is no justice in this world, no truth in this administration, no common sense left. Seriously doubt this admin will consider it. Pretty sure the next admin WILL, and they'll do it right.

Muskrat
Muskrat

Certainly hope this comes to pass.

MR151
MR151

 @flhtse05

 Yes, those are among the videos I watched.

MR151
MR151

 @LouCollins

 That depends on whose the next administration is. If it's Hillary, then it probably won't happen.

As HRC would say, "What difference does it make?"  And she would also have a vested interest in trying to make everyone forget about Benghazi. Would not be in her admin's best interest.

 

But I would hope the current pres would have anough decency to make it happen this year.

 

And more than that, I hope someone who truly supports the military and supports the truth will win in 2016.

LouCollins
LouCollins

 @MR151 That's the truth. I really don't think Hillary would win. Agree, I hope it's someone who deeply appreciates the military and is behind them 100%. The "I" in the WH sure doesn't care.

LouCollins
LouCollins

@starkgsg9 @LouCollins@MR151 Maybe I'm naive, but it seems like there's never been a more corrupt administration? It seems like there were (relatively--I understand people change when in office) honest people in politics. nah! Surely that never happened. 

Hill more than sucks, that woman's downright evil. as evil as her current boss. It's upon us to make sure that folks who are independent (like myself) DO vote--I believe those who didn't think Romney was conservative enough cost the election. I'm not saying Romney was an ideal choice--far from it. The point is, don't stay home and "protest" and please convince people not to do that or we will have this witch in office. 


As you said, "God bless the SEALs", They surely are under His wings.

starkgsg9
starkgsg9

@LouCollins @MR151 .......Hillary sucks....senator rand paul did proper public tv exposure of this witches incompetence....she's a disgrace to America ....insult to every seal delta soldier who ever served...period......

starkgsg9
starkgsg9

@LouCollins @MR151 ....we got criminals creeps scallywags suckas in da whit hus....period.....GOD BLESS THE SEALS....