Romney extends condolences to family of ex-SEAL killed in Libya attack

Mitt Romney and his wife extended their "deepest condolences" to the family of Glen Doherty, the ex-Navy SEAL who died during an attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya.

"Ann and I extend our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Glen Doherty, a native of Winchester, Mass., who was among those killed in Tuesday’s assault on our consulate in Libya," Romney said in a statement Thursday. "Glen served America with bravery and distinction, and gave his life in an effort to save others. Befitting his service as a Navy SEAL, his legacy is one of heroism and courage. We grieve for his loss — and for all who lost their lives — and pray for the comfort of those who will miss him."

Doherty was one of four victims who died Wednesday during an attack on the diplomatic offices, along with U.S. Ambassador to Libya Christopher Stevens; Sean Smith, a foreign service officer; and a fourth American whose name has not yet been released to the public.

After the attack, Stevens and Smith were soon identified as two of the four victims. At a press conference where he addressed the attacks, President Obama said that the names of all the victims had not been released yet because their families were still being notified. Doherty's name was reported by multiple news outlets on Thursday.