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Remembering a hero

Remembering former Navy SEAL and surfer Glen Doherty

Updated: October 22, 2012, 8:23 PM ET
By Jake Howard

Last weekend Glen Doherty was remembered by a crowd of hundreds who paddled out at Swami's in Encinitas, Calif. In the Hawaiian tradition of honoring a fallen friend or family member, his life was celebrated with everybody forming a circle and joining hands. Flower leis were set adrift and water splashed up to the heavens. The gathering then took to the Del Mar Racetrack to toast and reminisce.

On Sept. 11, Doherty and three other Americans, including U.S. Ambassador J. ...

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