Family, friends and neighbors are preparing to honor a former Navy SEAL killed in last week's attack on the U.S. consulate in Libya.
A wake is planned Tuesday afternoon for Glen Doherty at St. Eulalia Parish in his home town of Winchester. Gov. Deval Patrick is among the hundreds of people expected.
The 42-year-old Doherty and three others, including the U.S. ambassador to Libya, died in the attack. They were honored by President Barack Obama at Andrews Air Force Base near Washington on Friday. Doherty was a private security contractor.
Flags line his family's neighborhood in Woburn, and are being placed along his funeral route in nearby Winchester. His sister called Doherty "our American hero" in a statement for her family.
Doherty's funeral Mass is being held at the Winchester church on Wednesday morning.
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