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Thank you very much -- Mr.
Secretary -- Ambassador rice secretary.
Home and mrs.
Family members some of the four.
Patriots and heroes we bring home.
Members of the State Department -- Ladies and gentlemen.
Today we bring home.
Who gave their lives.
For our country and our -- us.
To the families of our fallen colleagues.
Our most heartfelt.
And deepest gratitude.
Sean Smith joined the State Department.
After six years in the air force.
As an expert on technology.
By colleagues in Pretoria.
He enrolled in correspondence.
Courses at Penn State and had high hopes for the future.
Sean leaves behind a loving wife Heather.
Two young children.
Of grieving family friends and colleagues.
And that's just in this world.
Because on lying.
In the virtual world -- Shawn helped create.
He is also being mourned.
Who shared his passion.
Known to most -- -- Spent two decades as a navy seal.
Serving multiple tumors in Iraq and Afghanistan.
-- protected American.
In dangerous posts.
From Central America to the Middle East.
He had the hands of a healer.
As well as the arms of a warrior.
Earning distinction as a registered nurse and certified.
Our hearts go out.
To Tyrone his wife Dorsey.
And his three sons.
Hunter and -- Born just a few months ago.
His grieving family.
-- Dougherty who went by bug.
Was also a former -- And an experienced paramedic.
He too died as he's lived.
Serving his country and protecting his colleagues.
-- deployed to some of the most dangerous places on earth including Iraq and Afghanistan.
Putting his life on the line.
To safeguard other Americans.
-- thoughts and prayers are with plans father Bernard and his mother Barbara his brother Gregory his sister Kathleen.
And they are grieving families.
Friends and colleagues.
I was honored to know ambassador Chris Stevens.
I want to thank.
His parents and siblings who are here today.
For sharing -- with us and with our country.
What a wonderful gift you gave us.
Over his distinguished career in the foreign service Chris -- friends for the United States and far flung places.
He made those people's hopes his own.
During the revolution and Libya he risked his life to help protect the Libyan people -- a tyrant.
And he gave his life.
Helping them build a better country.
People love to work with Chris.
And as he rose to the ranks they loved to work for Chris.
He was known not only for his courage.
But for his smile.
Goofy but contagious.
For his sense of fun and that California cool.
In the days since the attack.
So many Libyans including.
From Libya to United States who is with us today.
Have expressed their sorrow and solidarity.
One young woman.
Her head covered and her eyes haunted with sadness.
Held up -- hand written sign that said.
Thugs and killers.
Don't represent Ben Ghazi nor Islam.
The president of the Palestinian Authority who worked closely with Chris when he served in Jerusalem.
Sent me a letter remembering his energy and integrity.
And deploring and I quote an act of ugly terror.
Many others from across the Middle East and North Africa have offered similar sentiments.
This has been -- difficult week.
For the State Department.
And for our country.
We've seen the heavy assault on our post in Ben -- That took the lives of those brave man.
We've seen rage and violence directed at American embassies.
Over an awful.
Internet video that we had nothing to do with -- It is hard for the American people to make sense of that because it is senseless.
And it is totally.
The people of Egypt.
Did not trade that tyranny of a dictator.
For that tyranny of a mob.
Reasonable people and responsible.
Leaders in these countries.
Need to do everything they can't.
To restore security.
And hold accountable those behind.
These violent acts.
And we will under the president's leadership.
Keep taking steps to protect our personnel around the world.
There will be more difficult days ahead but it is important.
That we don't lose sight of the fundamental fact.
That America must keep leading the world.
We owe it to those four men.
To continue -- long hard work of diplomacy.
I -- enormously proud.
Of the men and women of the State Department.
I'm proud of all those across our government.
Civilian and military alike.
They helped make the United States the greatest force.
Progress and human dignity the world has ever known.
If the last few days teach us anything.
Let it be -- be this.
That this work and the men and women who risk their lives to do it.
Are at the heart of what makes America great and good.
So we will wipe away our tears.
Stiff and our spines.
And face the future.
And we will do it together.
Protecting and helping one another.
Just like Sean.
And Chris always did.
May god bless them.
And grant their families'.
Peace and solace.
And may god continue to bless the United States of America.
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