Secretary Clinton confirmed that Foreign Service Information Management Officer Sean Smith was killed in the terrible attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi that also claimed the life of Ambassador Christopher Stevens and two others.
Secretary Clinton names 2nd American killed in Libya:"Sean Smith was a husband and a father of two, who joined the Department ten years ago"
— Peter Doocy (@pdoocy) September 12, 2012
US State Department official Sean Smith, who was killed in #Benghazi, previously worked at the American consulate in Montreal.
— Michael Forian (@Forian) September 12, 2012
Ambo Chris Stevens & foreign service officer Sean Smith 2 others killed, #Obama: Chris was a courageous exemplary representative of the US
— Joe Khawly (@Joe_Khawly) September 12, 2012
The families of the other two victims have not been notified yet.
Clinton: W/ profound sadness share news of death of Amb. Chris Stevens, Foreign Service Info Officer Sean Smith. Notifying kin of 2 others
— Laura Rozen (@lrozen) September 12, 2012
Smith was reportedly an online gamer and frequent player of EVE Online.
Sean Smith aka Vile Rat meant a lot to me and my friends who play a silly spaceship game. An article about him: http://t.co/01ygo0Wb
— Ben (@bendeckard) September 12, 2012
RIP to Sean Smith, aka Vile Rat, one of Eve Online's top players , killed in the attack on the U.S. embassy in Libya http://t.co/zzPS8oT1
— Stephen Totilo (@stephentotilo) September 12, 2012
Struck by how humanizing this story is: Slain consulate staffer Sean Smith joked: "assuming we don't die tonight." http://t.co/nnTe5tpe
— Simon Lim (@slim_lim) September 12, 2012
A friend says Smith sent this online chat message:
“(12:54:09 PM) vile_rat: assuming we don’t die tonight. We saw one of our ‘police’ that guard the compound taking pictures.”
RIP Chris Stevens, Sean Smith and the others killed in Libya. America thanks you for your diplomatic service. 🇺🇸
— Bee Sendz (@BeeSendz) September 12, 2012