U-T San Diego Announces 2012 Person of the Year

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San Diego Residents, Former Navy Seals Honored For Their Bravery in Benghazi Terrorist Attack

Glen Doherty and Tyrone Woods represent the best of San Diego’s heroic Navy Seals Community

U-T San Diego announced today that Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty have been selected as the U-T San Diego 2012 Persons of the Year. The two San Diego residents are being honored for their heroic actions during the terrorist attack on the United States Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, on September 11&12. The former Seals turned CIA contractors were killed after hours of fighting heavily armed terrorists having first evacuated and saved as many as 30 people from the U.S. Consulate.

U-T San Diego’s Person of the Year Award honors the outstanding actions of San Diego residents who inspire courage, triumph, and selflessness. “Glen Doherty and Tyrone Woods represent the best of San Diego’s heroic Navy Seals Community,” stated Publisher Douglas F. Manchester. “Their heroic acts should be heralded and saluted throughout this land.”

Vice Chairman and CEO John T. Lynch further qualified, “The U-T in selecting Doherty and Woods not only underscores their bravery and sacrifice, but also communicates that they will not be forgotten. The tragedy of Benghazi must be addressed fully by the President, Secretary of State and others involved.”

U-T San Diego has published two editorials, one announcing the award and the other calling for justice. Both editorials can be read on the U-T’s website at: http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2012/dec/31/glen-doherty-and-tyrone-woods-u-ts-2012-persons/

For additional information or to schedule an interview with John Lynch, please contact George Bonaros at (619) 293-2916 or via email george.bonaros(at)utsandiego(dot)com

About U-T San Diego:
The San Diego Union-Tribune, LLC, owned by MLIM, LLC, is San Diego’s most dynamic media company and the region’s most trusted and comprehensive source of local news and information. U-T San Diego delivers more people in more places on more platforms than any other media company in San Diego. Every week, U-T San Diego reaches more than 96% of all San Diego County households by leveraging the combined strength of its integrated media portfolio: the Pulitzer Prize-winning    U-T San Diego newspaper, the North County Times, and The Californian serving southwest Riverside County; the region’s leading website, UTSanDiego.com; the Night+Day weekly entertainment guide and DiscoverSD.com; Spanish-language products Enlace and Vida Latina that serve the Latino community; an all-day local television station, U-T TV; and additional home-delivered products. Through its broad coverage of the community and its multiple media platforms serving all audiences across the region, U-T San Diego delivers news, information and ideas that improve the quality of life of San Diegans and help make San Diego a better place.


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