Speaking to several hundred people at Wright State University in Fairborn, Biden expressed his sorrow and prayers for the four Americans killed in Libya and their families, WDTN-TV, Dayton, reported.
"Let me be clear, we are resolved to bring to justice their killers," he said. "We never have been, and will not be run off. Period. That's not who we are."
During his 30-minute speech, Biden also told the crowd the Obama administration is working to build a nation "the world can look at and aspire to." He reiterated the Obama campaign's vow to create a million new manufacturing jobs by 2016, to take away corporate advantages for moving jobs overseas and to protect Medicare.
At one point the vice president called the school where he was speaking "Wayne State." People in the Wright State crowd quickly corrected him.