“EXCLUSIVE: Benghazi hero fought alongside fallen SEALs, still recovering at Walter Reed
“…Ubben…has had multiple surgeries at Walter Reed to save his right leg, which was badly wounded…
The Diplomatic Security agent…helped recover the body of Foreign Service Officer Sean Smith, going back into the smoke and flames…multiple times until he found Smith…
Ubben…went back into the smoke-and-flame filled…consulate several times searching for Ambassador Chris Stevens, but could not find him.
…during the second wave of the attack, Ubben was on the roof of the CIA annex…with former Navy SEALs Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty… It was a harrowing scene as dozens of militants attempted to swarm the barriers.
In another sign the attacks were pre-meditated, three mortar rounds rained down on the compound. The first fell short of the annex…but the subsequent mortar rounds were direct hits.
Both Woods and Doherty were killed, with the mortar shredding Ubben’s right leg.
Republican Rep. Jason Chaffetz says the State Department has frustrated…efforts to meet…Ubben… “…initially they said they would be helpful, pretty quickly they turned that off. … a meeting scheduled to go visit this … young man and…was denied.”
… another Republican congressman, Frank Wolf…sent a letter to…Kerry complaining that the State Department has refused…to provide Congress with the names and contact information for the survivors.
Asked why the State Department was…blocking or…failing to facilitate these meetings, spokeswoman Jen Psaki’s explanation was in conflict with lawmakers…
“We don’t prevent anyone from telling their story. We’ve helped and facilitated countless hearings and interviews and discussions of members of Congress,” she said.
“America needs to thank these people for the horrific things they went through,” Chaffetz said. “I think if we heard from the survivors including Ubben — as they walked into that room — there’s wouldn’t be a dry eye in the place because this is what America is all about. These are our heroes. We need to hear from them.””