WASHINGTON – Arizona senior Senator Kyrsten Sinema joined a bipartisan group of Senators to award the Congressional Gold Medal to the American heroes killed in the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya in September 2012.
“Recognizing the heroes who tragically lost their lives defending our consulate in Benghazi is long overdue,” said Sinema. “I’m proud to join my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to honor their legacy.”
Christopher Stevens, Glen A. Doherty, Tyrone Woods and Sean Smith were killed defending the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya. Ambassador Stevens was the United States Ambassador to Libya at the time of the attack. Doherty, a former combat decorated Navy SEAL, was a native of Winchester, Massachusetts. Woods, a native of Portland, Oregon was also a former combat decorated Navy SEAL. Smith had served in the Air Force where he was awarded the Air Force Commendation Medal.