Winchester Massachusetts native Glen Doherty, 42, former Navy SEAL was among those killed in Libya consulate attack Sep. 11, 2012.
Glen's brother, Greg, described his brother as someone who fell in love with the outdoors after growing up near a patch of woods in Winchester. That love would eventually lead to a job as a white water rafting guide down the Colorado River.
"A desire to push himself and to use his talents to make genuine change in the world led him to join the Navy SEALS in 1995," says Greg.
In spite of an injury, Glen would continue working to protect the U.S. following the Sept. 11 attacks.
"He embodied the selfless spirit, unwavering determination to succeed, and dedication to our country that sets the standard for what every American should strive to be," says one former SEAL.
Kate Quigley, Doherty's sister from Marblehead, said Thursday that Glen was her brother, but if you were to ask his friends, they all consider him their brother, as well. Quigley said he was the type of person that needs to be honored.
Quigley said Doherty "lived his life to the fullest." Quigley spoke outside her mother's home in Woburn, north of Boston. She asked for privacy while the family grieved "our American hero."
Doherty was among four Americans killed at the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi on Tuesday along with U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens. FOX News identified another victim of the attack as 41-year-old Tyrone Woods, also a former Navy SEAL. The State Department has not publicly released all names.
Doherty served nine years as a Navy SEAL before going into security for the U.S. government. He worked in high threat zones like Iraq, Lebanon, Pakistan and Afghanistan
Glen's Funeral Mass was held on Wed., Sept. 19 at 11AM in St. Eulalia Church, 50 Ridge St., Winchester.