His son, nicknamed “Rone” by military colleagues, had insisted the Libya detail would be his last assignment after retirement, and he was due to come home just six days after Sept. 11.
“My son, he wasn’t even there. He was at a safe house about a mile away. He got the distress call. He heard them crying for help. That’s why he and Glen risked their lives to go that extra mile just to take care of the situation,” Woods declared. “And I’m sure that he wasn’t the only one that received that distress call, ‘come, save our lives.’”
Woods continued, “I’m sure that other people in the military, in the State Department, in the White House received that same call that he received. And I’m sure that most military people would have jumped at the chance. You know, ‘we are not going to allow this to happen, we are going to go protect that life, we don’t leave anybody behind, we don’t leave anybody out there on a wire just to die. We’re going to save that life.’”
Woods said he would continuing working towards uncovering all the facts about the situation.
“So that people, like Ty, who are out there — principled men and women that are willing to sacrifice their lives — that they won’t be abandoned by their commander in chief.”