NORTHEAST FIRENEWS
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FOR MILITARY MEMBERS PLEASE INCLUDE NAME, RANK, BRANCH OF SERVICE, UNIT, HOME TOWN, AND DATE OF DEATH IF POSSIBLE
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Hospital Corpsman Donald A. Labonte, NAVY, H&S CO, 2ND BN, 26TH MARINES, 3RD MARDIV, III MAF from Holyoke, MA killed in action on February 28, 1968
Sergeant First Class Clifford Damon La Chance, ARMY, ADVISORY TEAM 2 (QUANG TIN PROVINCE), MACV ADVISORS from Holliston, MA killed in action on August 7, 1966
Sergeant David A. LaCourse, ARMY, A CO, 3RD BN, 47TH INFANTRY, 9TH INF DIV, USARV from West Burke, VT killed in action on May 3, 1969
Private First Class George D. Lacus, Jr, III, USMC, 2ND PLT, H CO, 2ND BN, 3RD MARINES, 3RD MARDIV, III MAF from Holyoke, MA killed in action on October 26, 1967
Staff Sergeant Paul D. Lacroix, ARMY, E CO, 1ST BN, 12TH CAVALRY, 1 CAV DIV from St Johnsbury, VT killed in action on December 18, 1970
Lance Corporal Michael J. Laderoute, USMC, B CO, 1ST BN, 26TH MARINES, 3RD MARDIV, III MAF from Boston, MA killed in action on February 25, 1968
Major John W. Lafayette, ARMY, OPS DIRECTORATE (J-3), HQ, MACV from Waterbury, VT killed in action on November 15, 1973
Sergeant First Class Robert J. LaFlamme, ARMY, R&C CO, SIG SPT AGENCY SAIGON, 160TH SIG GROUP,
1ST SIGNAL BDE, USARV from Lowell, MA killed in action on January 13, 1971
Corporal William C. Laidlaw, USMC, C CO, 3RD TANK BN, 3RD MARDIV, III MAF from Cohasset, MA killed in action on August 18, 1965
Specialist Four Ernest H. Laidler, ARMY, C CO, 229TH ASLT HELO BN, 11TH AVN GROUP, 1ST CAV DIV, USARV from Abington, MA killed in action on September 26, 1970
Firefighter Joseph Lally, retired Stoneham, MA FD, passed away in 2003 at the age of 54. Also a decorated Vietnam Veteran
Sergeant Richard A. Lameiras, ARMY, B CO, 2ND BN, 5TH CAVALRY, 1ST CAV DIV, USARV from Cambridge, MA killed in action on March 9, 1969
Private First Class Edward D. Lamoreux, ARMY, C CO, 1ST BN, 5TH CAVALRY, 1ST CAV DIV, USARV from Plainfield, CT killed in action on March 25, 1969
Specialist Four George A. Lamothe, ARMY, C CO, 3RD BN, 187TH INFANTRY, 101ST ABN DIV, USARV from St Albans, VT killed in action on May 15, 1969
1st Lieutenant Robert W. Lancaster, ARMY, ADV TEAM 66, HQ, MACV ADVISORS, MACV from Lincoln, RI killed in action on August 21, 1970
Lance Corporal Keith T. Landers, USMC, C CO, 7TH ENG BN, 1ST MARDIV, III MAF from Norwood, MA killed in action on February 23, 1969
Private First Class John F. Landry Jr., ARMY, Company A, 2nd Battalion, 12th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division from Lowell, MA killed in action on March 17, 2007
Sergeant Paul J. Landry, ARMY, B CO, 3RD BN, 60TH INFANTRY, 9TH INF DIV, USARV from New Bedford, MA killed in action on April 29, 1967
1st Lieutenant Peter J. Landry, USAF, 20TH TAC AIR SPT SQDN, 504TH TAC AIR SPT GROUP, 7TH AF from Quincy, MA killed in action on November 5, 1970
Lance Corporal David A. Lane, USMC, B CO, 1ST BN, 4TH MARINES, 3RD MARDIV, III MAF from Jay, ME killed in action on January 27, 1966
Sergeant Sidney D. Lane Jr, USMC, A CO, 1ST AMTRAC BN, 3RD MARDIV, III MAF from Roxbury-Boston, MA died on April 29, 1967 from injuries received on April 7, 1967
Warrant Officer Stephen L. Lane, ARMY, 71ST AHC, 14TH AVN BN, 16TH AVN GROUP, AMERICAL DIV, USARV from Gloucester, MA killed in action on March 7, 1970
Sergeant Alan K. Langer, ARMY, C CO, 2ND BN, 8TH CAVALRY, 1 CAV DIV from Lawrence, MA killed in action on January 29, 1969
Specialist Four Weston J. Langley, ARMY, HHC, 2ND BN, 503RD INFANTRY, 173RD ABN BDE, USARV from Houlton, ME killed in action on November 20, 1967
Sergeant Jason M. Lantieri, ARMY, Company E, 725th Brigade Support Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division from Killingworth, CT killed in action on October 10, 2007
Chief Warrant Officer George Francis Lapan, ARMY, A CO, 227TH ASLT HELO BN, 11TH AVN GROUP, 1ST CAV DIV, USARV from Easthampton, MA killed in action on January 16, 1969
Captain Edward A. LaPierre, USAF, 558TH TAC FTR SQDN, 12TH TAC FTR WING, 7TH AF from Nasonville, RI killed in action on June 13, 1967
Lance Corporal Raymond R. Lapointe, USMC, K CO, 3RD BN, 26TH MARINES, 3RD MARDIV, III MAF from Taunton, MA killed in action on September 10, 1967
Firefighter Francis E. Larkin, retired Great Barrington, MA FD, passed away in 2004 at the age of 71. 51-year member of the Hope Fire Company
Specialist Four Angelo G. Larraga, ARMY, 116TH AHC, 212TH AVN BN, 1ST AVIATION BDE, USARV from Boston, MA killed in action on August 5, 1970
First Lieutenant Robert M. Larson, ARMY, 1ST PLT, B CO, 1ST BN, 52ND INFANTRY, 198TH INFANTRY BDE, AMERICAL DIV, USARV from Belmont, MA killed in action on July 15, 1971
Specialist Four Valentino J. LaScola Jr, ARMY, C CO, 864 ENGINEERS, 18TH ENG BDE from Pawtucket, RI killed in action on May 22, 1970
Specialist Five John J. Laskowski, ARMY, HHB, 2ND BN, 35TH ARTILLERY, 54TH ARTY GROUP, II FIELD FORCE, USARV from Willimansett, MA killed in action on May 18, 1969
Captain Thomas Lassiter, Chelsea, MA FD, died in the line of duty in 2007. Also served as union president
Private First Class Thomas D. Latanowich, USMC, CAP 2-5-1, CACO 2-4, 2ND CAG, COMBINED ACTION, III MAF Somerville, MA killed in action on June 20, 1968
Private First Class Andre Roland Latessa, USMC, C CO, 3RD ENG BN, 3RD MARDIV, III MAF from North Westport, MA killed in action on August 18, 1967
Corporal Xhacob Latorre, USMC, Company F, 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force from Waterbury, CT killed in action on December 8, 2009
Private First Class Robert C. Lavallee Jr, ARMY, HHC, 2ND BN, 503RD INFANTRY, 173RD ABN BDE, USARV from Middletown, RI killed in action on November 19, 1967
Corporal Stewart J. Lavigne, USMC, 71ST AHC, 14TH AVN BN, 16TH AVN GROUP, AMERICAL DIV, USARV from Essex Junction, VT killed in action on August 19, 1969
Major John W. Lawrence, Jr, ARMY, ADVISORY TEAM 91, MACV ADVISORS from Farmington, NH killed in action on September 16, 1971
First Lieutenant John David Lawson, USMC, VMA-311, MAG-11, 1ST MAW, III MAF from Topsfield, MA killed in action on September 1, 1970
Lance Corporal John F. Lazarovich Jr., USMC, from Scituate, MA killed in action on December 4, 1967
Commander John M. Leaver, Jr, NAVY, CRUDESFLOT 11, 7TH FLEET from Arlington, MA killed in action on May 8, 1972
Firefighter James Leavey, retired Lynn, MA FD, passed away in 2005. Also served Stoneham and North Reading FDs
Retired Stoneham, MA Firefighter Richard Leblanc, passed away on October 2, 2012
Private First Class William G. LeClair, ARMY, C CO, 2ND BN, 39TH INFANTRY, 9TH INF DIV, USARV from Athol, MA killed in action on January 31, 1969
Private First Class Paul Richard Lee, ARMY, B CO, 1ST BN, 7TH CAVALRY, 1ST CAV DIV, USARV, Bristol, Massachusetts, August 07, 1943 to January 29, 1966
2nd Lieutenant Vincent B. Lee, USMC, 2ND PLT, I CO, 3RD BN, 5TH MARINES, 1ST MARDIV, III MAF from Lawrence, MA killed in action on November 23, 1969
Corporal Rudolph H. Lefebvre Jr, USMC, L CO, 3RD BN, 4TH MARINES, 3RD MARDIV, III MAF from Lowell, MA killed in action on July 18, 1966
Sergeant Gerald R. Leger, USAF, 632ND SUPPLY SQDN, 632ND CBT SPT GROUP, 7TH AF from Fitchburg, MA killed in action on March 24, 1968
Specialist Four Emile J. Legere, ARMY, B CO, 1ST BN, 26TH INFANTRY, 1ST INF DIV, USARV from Gardner, MA killed in action on July 11, 1967
<p>Private First Class Frank T. Kreseskie Jr, USMC, MABS-16, MAG-16, 1ST MAW, III MAF from Gloucester, MA killed in action on January 16, 1967
1st Lieutenant Arthur R. LeGrow, Jr, ARMY, 173RD AHC, 11TH AVN BN, 12TH AVN GRP, 1 AVN BDE from Revere, MA killed in action on January 14, 1967
Lance Corporal Paul R. LeHoullier, USMC, I CO, 3RD BN, 1ST MARINES, 1ST MARDIV, III MAF from Somersworth, NH killed in action on April 5, 1969
Corporal Lawrence Graham Leigh, Jr, USMC, 3RD FORCE RECON CO, 3RD RECON BN, 3RD MARDIV, III MAF from West Medway, MA killed in action on February 26, 1968
Warrant Officer Douglas J. Lemaire, ARMY, HHC, 2ND BDE, 1ST CAV DIV, USARV from Taunton, MA killed in action on January 10, 1968
Specialist Four Walter J. Lemieux, ARMY, HHC, 4TH BN, 21ST INFANTRY, 11TH INFANTRY BDE, AMERICAL DIV, USARV from Lowell, MA killed in action on March 9, 1969
EMT Mark Lennon, of Armstrong Ambulance (MASS), passed away in 2011 at the age of 45. Supervisor with 20 years experience in EMS
Sergeant Stanley J. Lento, ARMY, H CO, 75TH INFANTRY, 1ST CAV DIV, USARV from Blaine, ME killed in action on July 24, 1969
Corporal William Leonard, USMC, F CO, 2ND BN, 7TH MARINES, 1ST MARDIV, III MAF from Marlborough, MA killed in action on January 14, 1970
Private First Class Armand P. Lesage, USMC, K CO, 3RD BN, 26TH MARINES, 3RD MARDIV, III MAF from Winooski, VT killed in action on April 7, 1968
Lance Corporal William F. Lestage, USMC, B CO, 1ST BN, 5TH MARINES, 1ST MARDIV, III MAF from St Albans, VT killed in action on February 3, 1969
Sergeant Edward R. Letourneau, Jr, ARMY, A CO, 1ST BN, 2ND INFANTRY, 1ST INF DIV, USARV, Greenfield, MA, April 30, 1966
Lance Corporal Gerald Arthur Letendre, USMC, E CO, 2ND BN, 9TH MARINES, 3RD MARDIV, III MAF, East Longmeadow, MA, March 25, 1966
Chief Radioman George R. Levesque, NAVY, 36TH RVN COASTAL GRP, NAVAL ADV GRP, MACV from Quincy, MA killed in action on March 13, 1969
Petty Officer 2nd Class Leo W. Levesque, NAVY, H&S CO, 2ND BN, 7TH MARINES, 3RD MARDIV, III MAF from Peabody, MA killed in action on December 13, 1965
Lance Corporal Steven D. Levesque, USMC, 1ST BRIDGE CO, 7TH ENG BN, 1ST MARDIV, III MAF from Barre, VT killed in action on December 5, 1969
Petty Officer 1st Class Jason D. Lewis, NAVY, SEAL Team 10, Naval Special Warfare Group Two from Brookfield, CT killed in action on July 6, 2007
Private First Class Thomas L. Lewis, ARMY, HHC, 9TH S&T BN, 9TH INF DIV, USARV from Boston, MA killed in action on December 27, 1968
Firefighter Roland Levesque, Lewiston, ME FD, passed away in 2004 at the age of 47.
Corporal Dustin J. Libby, USMC, Company E, 2nd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force from Presque Isle, ME killed in action on December 6, 2006
Corporal Richard Allen Likely, ARMY, F TRP, 17TH CAVALRY, 196TH INFANTRY BDE, AMERICAL DIV, USARV from Auburndale, MA killed in action on April 27, 1971
Lieutenant David Lilley, retired Woburn, MA FD, passed away in 2004
Sergeant David W. Lilley, ARMY, A BTRY, 377TH ARTILLERY, 101ST ABN DIV, USARV from Coventry, RI killed in action on January 9, 1971
Sergeant Frank J. Lilley, ARMY, E CO, 1ST BN, 5TH CAVALRY, 1ST CAV DIV, USARV from Huntington, CT killed in action on November 10, 1969
Private First Class Richard F. Links, USMC, A CO, 1ST BN, 5TH MARINES, 1ST MARDIV, III MAF from Noank, CT killed in action on March 31, 1968
Corporal Edward A. Lionetta, ARMY, A CO, 1ST BN, 5TH INFANTRY, 25TH INF DIV, USARV from Springfield, MA killed in action on March 15, 1968
Specialist Kyle A. Little, ARMY, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division from Presque Westy Boylston, MA killed in action on May 8, 2007
Petty Officer Third Class William H. Little, NAVY, M-111-2, River Assault Squadron 11, TF 117, USNAVFORV from Weymouth, MA killed in action on September 15, 1967
Platoon Sergeant Robert R. Litwin, ARMY, A CO, 2ND BN, 503RD INFANTRY, 173RD ABN BDE, USARV from Willimansett, MA killed in action on June 22, 1967
Staff Sergeant Edmond L. Lo, ARMY, 797th Ordnance Company, 79th Ordnance Battalion from Salem, NH killed in action on June 13, 2009
2nd Lieutenant Allen R. Loane, USMC, D CO, 1ST BN, 5TH MARINES, 1ST MARDIV, III MAF from Framingham, MA died on September 27, 1967 from injuries received on September 4th
Lance Corporal Leland E. Lofstrom, USMC, L CO, 3RD BN, 4TH MARINES, 3RD MARDIV, III MAF from Oakland, ME killed in action on May 15, 1968
First Lieutenant Joseph P. Logan, Jr, USAF, 389TH TAC FTR SQDN, 366TH TAC FTR WING, 7TH AF from Winthrop, MA killed in action on May 29, 1968
Captain Hubert B. Loheed, NAVY, VA-146, CVW-14, USS RANGER, TF 77, 7TH FLEET from Middleboro, MA died on July 25, 1975 from injuries received on February 1, 1966
Firefighter Rebecca Lohmiller, Hancock, NH FD, passed away in 2009 at the age of 61. Hancock's first female firefighter, passed away after battle with breast cancer
Sergeant Daniel J. Londono, ARMY, Company D, 1st Battalion, 504th Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division from Boston, MA killed in action on March 13, 2004
Corporal James T. Long, ARMY, A CO, 1ST BN, 20TH INFANTRY, 11TH INFANTRY BDE, AMERICAL DIV, USARV from Billerica, MA killed in action on October 8, 1968
Private Perley M. Long, Jr, ARMY, 1ST ADMIN CO, 1ST INF DIV, USARV from Montpelier, VT passed away on September 14, 1967 from wounds received on September 8, 1967
Captain Paul T. Looney, USMC, HMM-164, 7TH FLEET from Shelburne Falls, MA killed in action on May 10, 1967
Private First Class Edward Lopez, ARMY, B CO, 1ST BN, 16TH INFANTRY, 1ST INF DIV, USARV from Springfield, MA killed in action on December 15, 1969
Private First Class Patrick Michael Lorditch, USMC, D CO, 1ST BN, 27TH MARINES, 1ST MARDIV, III MAF from Leicester, MA died on August 6, 1966 from injuries received on August 2, 1966
Warrant Officer Leslie H. Larocque, ARMY, 118TH AHC, 145TH AVN BN, 12TH AVN GROUP, 1ST AVIATION BDE, USARV from Brookfield, VT killed in action on November 27, 1968
Private First Class Edmund M. Loughlin, ARMY, C TRP, 3RD SQDN, 5TH CAVALRY, 5TH INF DIV, USARV from Auburn, MA killed in action on May 28, 1970
Major Joseph M. Loughran Jr, USMC, H&S CO, 3RD BN, 26TH MARINES, 3RD MARDIV, III MAF from Greenwich, CT killed in action on May 2, 1968
1st Lieutenant Bernard J. Lovett Jr, ARMY, MAT-107, ADV TEAM 43, MACV ADVISORS from Springfield, MA killed in action on October 16, 1970
Private First Class Barry Lowe, USMC, F CO, 2ND BN, 1ST MARINES, 1ST MARDIV, III MAF from Framingham, MA killed in action on June 9, 1968
Sergeant 1st Class Jonathan A. Lowery, ARMY, Howitzer Battery, 3rd Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment from Houlton, ME killed in action on December 14, 2007
Firefighter Jerry Lucey, Worcester, MA FD, died in the line of duty on December 3, 1999 at the Cold Storage Warehouse
Deputy Chief Leonard Lucey, retired Peabody, MA FD, passed away in 2006 at the age of 95
Corporal Stephen J. Lukasiewski, USMC, F CO, 2ND BN, 7TH MARINES, 3RD MARDIV, III MAF from Ellington, CT killed in action on December 18, 1965
Lance Corporal Howard Henry Luscier, USMC, K BTRY, 4TH BN, 11TH MARINES, 1ST MARDIV, III MAF, Cheshire, MA, September 10, 1968
Specialist Four Timothy J. Lynah, ARMY, 129TH AHC, 10TH CAB, 17TH CAG, 1 AVN BDE from Cambridge, MA killed in action on March 5, 1967
Lance Corporal Daniel Francis Lynch, Jr, USMC, A CO, 1ST BN, 7TH MARINES, 1ST MARDIV, III MAF, East Weymouth, MA, November 12, 1969
Captain John "Jack" Lynch, Malden, MA FD, passed away in 2005 at the age of 51. Served as Captain of Engine 3. We all miss you "Whacky", more than you can imagine. Not a day goes buy in a Malden Fire House when your name isn't mentioned. Thanks for all the laughs. Rest in Peace Brother. Until we meet again may the All Mighty hold you in the palm of his hand.
Specialist Four Kevin F. Lynch, ARMY, 129TH AHC, 223RD AVN BN, 17TH AVN GROUP, 1ST AVIATION BDE, USARV from Natick, MA killed in action on September 9, 1970
Ed Lyons, from Stoughton, MA, passed away in 2009 at the age of 64. Owner of Lyons Fire Equipment, avid fire buff
Firefighter Timothy Lyons, Worcester, MA FD, died in the line of duty on December 3, 1999 at the Cold Storage Warehouse



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