Obama honors return of Libya attack victims
by Jim Kuhnhenn, Associated Press
September 14, 2012 03:13 PM | 228 views | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend | print
President Barack Obama walks on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Friday, Sept. 14, 2012, heading to Andrews Air Force Base, Md. to attend the transfer of remains ceremony marking the return to the United States of the remains of the four Americans killed this week in Benghazi, Libya. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
President Barack Obama walks on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Friday, Sept. 14, 2012, heading to Andrews Air Force Base, Md. to attend the transfer of remains ceremony marking the return to the United States of the remains of the four Americans killed this week in Benghazi, Libya. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
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ANDREWS AIR FORCE BASE, Md. (AP) — President Barack Obama has paid tribute to Ambassador Chris Stevens and three others killed in the assault on the U.S. compound in Libya, calling them patriots who served America's ideals -- and laid down their lives for others.

Obama took part in a transfer of remains ceremony in a hangar at Andrews Air Force Base, joined by Vice President Joe Biden and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton.

After meeting with families of the victims, Obama watched as flag-draped cases containing the remains were carried off of a transport plane and loaded into four black hearses.

Also killed in the Tuesday assault were Americans Sean Smith, Glen A. Doherty and Tyrone S. Woods.

Obama vowed to bring those responsible to justice -- and "stand fast" against attacks on U.S. embassies.



Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.

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