Tyrone Woods’ father is demanding answers from the government as to why the military was told to stand down during the attacks on the U.S. Consulate in Libya on Sept. 11, 2012.
The father of former Navy SEAL Tyrone Woods spoke to Megyn Kelly on "America Live" about his son’s death during the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Libya.
His father, Charlie Woods, returned to the program on Friday to discuss the breaking news where Fox revealed that denied military requests to provide assistance, three different times, when the consulate was being attacked for seven hours on Sept. 11, 2012.
Tyrone Woods disobeyed the others to stand down in order to help his fellow Americans; as a result he paid with his life.
Charlie Woods explained to Kelly that he wasn’t calling in regards to politics; he wants to know why troops weren’t dispatched to the Consulate where they could have helped the attack, instead of having his son fight by himself while he defended other Americans and ultimately lost his life.
“This is not about politics … if it were about politics, it would dishonor my son’s death. It’s about honor, integrity and justice,” he said.
“This news that he disobeyed his orders does not surprise me. My son was an American hero, and he had the moral strength to do what was right … even if it would have professionally cost him his job, even if it would have cost him his life.”
Woods continued to explain that he forgives those whose actions resulted in his don’s death, and that he wants others to learn a lesson from his son’s heroic actions.
It reported that Woods’ lifeless body was found slumped over his machine gun; it’s believed he fought until the very end.
“The reason I’m speaking out right now is that after the facts came out that the White House [...] watched my son and denied his pleas for help, my son violated his orders to protect the lives of at least 30 people,” he said, adding, “He risked his life to be a hero; I wish the leadership in the White House had the same level of moral courage that my son displayed.”
“We weren’t a perfect family but we were a normal family. And I would hope that his legacy lives on and would raise up an American generation of American heroes that are strong morally and in every other aspect of the lives. We don’t need another generation of liars.”