As the deputy chief of mission for the U.S. in Libya, Gregory Hicks was on the ground at the U.S. Embassy in Tripoli on September 11, 2012, when terrorists launched two attacks on American compounds in Benghazi….
…Hicks was number two to Ambassador Christopher Stevens, who was killed in the attacks. With Stevens in Benghazi on September 11, Hicks was the top Foreign Service official at the U.S. Embassy in Tripoli. When the first U.S. compound in Benghazi fell under attack, Hicks reportedly took the frantic call.
‘Greg, we are under attack,’ Ambassador Stevens told Hicks on the phone. Those were the last words he heard from Stevens.
Throughout the night, sources say Americans on the ground in Libya at times felt helpless and abandoned.
‘We relied on Washington for dispassionate assessment,’ one eyewitness told CBS News. ‘Instead, they [Washington officials] were asking us what help we needed. We answered: ‘Send reinforcements…’
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