October 31, 2012

Wednesday Heroes: Tyrone Wood and Glen Doherty

On September 11th, an attack on the US Embassy killed our Ambassador, an aide and two former American SEALs, Tyrone Wood and Glen Doherty. These two warriers were not part of the force tasked with defending the compound. The first alarms sounded calling for help when a mob breached the walls of the consulate around 9:30. It was then these two men answered the call, despite being retired and having no official position requiring them to put their lives on the line. the attack. They were instrumental in leading countless American to safety away from the burning consulate. At 2am, the safe house (CIA annex) was attacked and these two heroes again fought back. After countless requests for assistance, including that 3am call Hillery alluded to during her 2008 run for President, they were finally killed by a mortar attack around 4am–7 hours after the two men decided to do what must be done to protect American lives.

For a detailed timeline, click here. For a bird’s eye view, check the records from the drone that taped the event that night, the White House situation room that watched it in real time, and the countless emails sent begging for assistance.

Four people are dead, two former SEAL for their heroism, and we mourn their passing.

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These brave men and women sacrifice so much in their lives just so others may get to enjoy freedom. For that I am proud to call them Hero.
Those Who Say That We’re In A Time When There Are No Heroes, They Just Don’t Know Where To Look

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Jacqui Murray is the author of the popular Building a Midshipman, the story of her daughter’s journey from high school to United States Naval Academy, and the thriller, To Hunt a Sub. She is also the author/editor of over a hundred books on integrating tech into education, adjunct professor of technology in education, webmaster for four blogs, an Amazon Vine Voice book reviewer, a columnist for TeachHUB, monthly contributor to Today’s Author and a freelance journalist on tech ed topics. You can find her books at her publisher’s website, Structured Learning. The sequel to To Hunt a Sub, Twenty-four Days, will be out this summer. Jacqui Murray has been teaching K-8 technology for 15 years. She is the editor/author of over a hundred tech ed resources including a K-8 technology curriculum, K-8 keyboard curriculum, K-8 Digital Citizenship curriculum. She is an adjunct professor in tech ed, CSG Master Teacher, webmaster for four blogs, an Amazon Vine Voice book reviewer, Editorial Review Board member for Journal for Computing Teachers, CAEP reviewer, CSTA presentation reviewer, freelance journalist on tech ed topics, and a weekly contributor to TeachHUB. You can find her resources at Structured Learning.

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