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Libya victim has ties to NM

Published: on September 13, 2012

News video: Libya victim has ties to NMhad ties to new mexico. former navy seal glen doherty was part of a non- profit group based in albuquerque ... chris ramirez is the only new mexico reporter who spoke with one of doherty's close friends and colleagues ... chris? the united states state department has not officially released his name, but we've confirmed through our media partner in his hometown of boston and through his friends and family that glen doherty was one of the americans killed in the embassy attacks in benghazi, libya. i spoke to a friend of his today... "i um...never could have thought this would have happened, but I know this. I know that Glen went down fighting, he went down as a warrior, he went down as a lion and not as a sheep---and he went down as a fighter for human rights and civil rights." GLEN doherty worked alongside mikey weinstein for years in an albuquerque-based- group called the military religious freedom foundation. together---they lobbied the government to uphold the separation of church and state and tried creating more religious tolerance within the department of defense. "I considered Glen to be a tremendous friend. he was always the first one that reminded me that you cannot find this type of civil rights fight without passion." according to our boston media partners, doherty was a former navy seal and grew up in the boston area. he was an accomplished pilot and specialized in intelligence in war-torn areas of the middle east.. "if you filled a sports stadium in America full of heroes, he would be the one you would pull out as being a hero of heroes." at age 42, doherty was killed with three others in the u.s embassy in libya including ambassador christopher stevens. tonight at six--we're going to bring you more of our exclusive interview with mikey weinstein. also--we're going to dig deeper into this foundation that weinstein and doherty were involved with. it was a stressful afternoon for students and

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