A Massachusetts Navy Seal was back on U.S. soil Friday. His life and three others were celebrated after they were killed when a group of armed militants attacked the U.S. Embassy in Libya.
"Today we bring home four Americans who gave their lives for our country and our values," said Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton.
It was a solemn ceremony at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland as family, friends, President Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton welcomed home four American heroes.
They were killed, Tuesday, in an attack on the U.S. Consulate in Libya.
"We hold our heads high, knowing that because of these patriots because of you, this country that we all love will always shine as a light onto the rest of the world," said President Obama.
Former Navy Seal Glen Doherty from Winchester, Massachusetts was one of those victims. He was known to his friends as "Bub".
"Glen Doherty never shied from adventure," said President Obama, "He believed that in his life he could make a difference."
"He too died as he lived, serving his country and protecting his colleagues," said Clinton.
Doherty had been deployed to both Iraq and Afghanistan as a Navy Seal. Then he headed to Benghazi, where he was killed along with Ambassador Chris Stevens, Foreign Information Management Officer Sean Smith and American Tyrone Woods, who was also a Navy Seal.
"Their families and colleagues and to all Americans, their sacrifice will never be forgotten," said President Obama, "We will bring to justice those who took them from us."
With that and a salute, the flag these men served under carried them home.