SOUTH BOSTON — More than 300 people were on hand at the M Street Park in South Boston recently to mark the 41st anniversary of the South Boston Vietnam Memorial. The gathering was hosted by the memorial committee chairman Tom Lyons, along with his fellow committee members and veterans, Harry Carrol, Tom Irwin, Jerry Turner, and George Eagan. The memorial, which recognizes 25 South Boston natives who lost their lives in service to the country,…

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DORECHESTER — 150 golfers attended the tournament to support the 11 fund, named after late Boston Bruins player Jimmy Hayes of Dorchester. The golfers playes at the George Wright Golf Course in Hyde Park and held lunch and auction at the John P. McKeon Amvets Post 146. Eire Pub in Dorchester as the host and proceeds were to St. John Paul II Catholic Academy in Dorchester. Jimmy Hayes died in 2021. He was 31. All…

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NORWOOD — Anthony Grasso was a private in the US Army in Europe when in 1944 a howitzer shell hit the area along the German-Belgium border where he was with 1st Lt. Frank DuBose. The lieutenant saved Grasso’s life. In 2021, Mr. Grasso, now 97 years old, was able to pay back Lt. DuBose’s efforts by visiting DuBose’s grave in South Carolina, an effort made possible through a GoFundMe campaign that raised nearly $7,000. We’ll…

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DORCHESTER — Photographer Bill Brett, the author of six books about his beloved hometown Boston and its people, has announced that for his next project he will make portraits of Boston area veterans, those in the military, and those who support them. The idea for this “heroes” project grew out of a conversation Bill had with chef/restaurateur Paul Wahlberg and College Hype’s Jack Doherty as they were talking about the region’s long history of service…

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