IN MEMORY OF THE HEROES OF BENGHAZI: NAVY SEAL CHRIS DOHERTY, DIPLOMAT SEAN SMITH, AMBASSADOR CHRIS STEVENS, AND NAVY SEAL TYRONE WOODS; Congressional Record Vol. 161, No. 129
(Extensions of Remarks - September 09, 2015)

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IN MEMORY OF THE HEROES OF BENGHAZI: NAVY SEAL CHRIS DOHERTY, DIPLOMAT 
    SEAN SMITH, AMBASSADOR CHRIS STEVENS, AND NAVY SEAL TYRONE WOODS

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                           HON. PETE SESSIONS

                                of texas

                    in the house of representatives

                      Wednesday, September 9, 2015

  Mr. SESSIONS. Mr. Speaker, I rise today in honor and in memory of the 
four American Heroes who died in the Benghazi Terrorist Attack three 
years ago on 9/11 in service to our country. Ambassador Chris Stevens, 
Diplomat Sean Smith, Former Navy Seals Chris Doherty and Tyrone Woods. 
Their courage and service to our Nation will always be remembered. On 
this third anniversary our thoughts and prayers go out to them and 
their families. I submit this poem penned in their honor by Albert 
Carey Caswell.

     Out of the Woods, and into the light
     Those brave hearts who evil must fight
     Those ones who served their country tis of thee so 
           magnificently,

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     all on that most heroic of all nights
     Who stood strong, who stood long,
     ever so bright
     To see heaven's light
     Out of the Woods,
     and into the light
     The ones who chose to be in harm's way,
     standing up for what is right
     Indeed, it is but a special breed.
     who in the name of public service who will intercede and so 
           fight
     Whether, an Ambassador, a Diplomat, or Brothers In Arms,
     who together chose to unite
     STAND DOWN
     HELL NO
     Against all odds as into that darkness they'd go
     Leave no brother behind was how they all lived and so died
     As their Mothers cried,
     with tears in their eyes
     As Heaven them chose,
     they'd rise
     In the moment of truth,
     only the bravest of all hearts so choose to fight
     While, against all odds,
     these heroes acted like gods bringing their light
     All in their creed,
     showing us what we all need to make this world right
     Courage and Faith,
     and unending Conviction to make it a far better place
     Because minutes are all that we have
     To make a difference,
     all in that fight of Good versus Bad
     It's better to live for something noble,
     than die for nothing at all
     As they went into the darkest of Woods,
     with Strength In Honor one and all
     Rest
     Rest, our four American Sons,
     your battle's over now, it's done,
     you're out of the Woods and into the light
     For Heaven holds a place,
     for all of those men and women of such splendid faith
     Who to this our world bring their most selfless light
     Amen

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