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OCHS grad among the dead in Libya consulate attack

A 1989 graduate of Oregon City High School was among the four Americans killed during Tuesday’s attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya.

Tyrone S. Woods, 41, was a former Navy SEAL who worked for a private contractor providing security for U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens. Woods, Stevens, embassy Information Management Officer Sean Smith and Glen A. Doherty, another former SEAL, were killed during the late-night attack on the consulate compound in the eastern part of Libya.

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said Thursday that Woods’ friends and colleagues called him “Rone,” and “they relied on his courage and skill, honed during two decades as a SEAL.”

“In uniform, he served multiple tours in Iraq and Afghanistan,” Clinton told reporters. “Since 2010, he protected American diplomatic personnel in dangerous posts from Central America to the Middle East. He had the hands of a healer as well as the arm of a warrior, earning distinction as a registered nurse and certified paramedic.”

Woods retired from the Navy in 2010 and lived in Imperial Beach, Calif., with his wife, Dr. Dorothy Narvaez-Woods, a dentist in La Jolla, Calif., and his sons, Tyrone Jr., Hunter and Kai, who was born just a few months ago.

According to media reports, Woods owned the Salty Frog bar near Imperial Beach until he sold it last year.

Woods attended Sellwood Middle School in Southeast Portland and was an athlete at Oregon City High School.