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New Bedford Playground Honors Fallen Marine Matthew Rodriguez

Date Published: May 11, 2014 Author: Simón Rios Publication: South Coast Today; Original Article — New Bedford Playground Honors Fallen Marine Matthew Rodriguez NEW BEDFORD — For the family and friends of the fallen Marine Matthew Rodriguez, it was only fitting that the weather held out while a playground was dedicated to his honor. SIMON RIOS/THE […]

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Playground Honors Fairhaven Marine

Date Published: May 11, 2014 Author: Peter Gelzinis Publication: Boston Herald; Original Article —   Playground Honors Fairhaven Marine CHILD’S PLAY: Julia Tapper, the Marine’s fiancee, joins Rodriguez’s father, Rolando, as they cut the ribbon. At 19, Marine Lance Cpl. Matthew Rodriguez was living his dream. To quote one of the commanding officers of his platoon, […]

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‘We have to keep on walking,’ Fallen Marine’s Family Says

Date Published: April 9, 2014 Author:  Curt Brown Publication: South Coast Today; Original Article — ‘We have to keep on walking,’ Fallen Marine’s Family Says A grieving family devotes itself to charitable acts, including the establishment of a memorial foundation in the name of Marine Lance Cpl. Matthew R. Rodriguez, who was killed in Afghanistan […]

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In Afghan War’s Twilight, Two Farewells In Mass

Date Published: February 17, 2014 Author:  Brian MacQuarrie Publication: The Boston Globe; Original Article  — In Afghan War’s Twilight, Two Farewells In Mass Erin Vasselian left her job at Starbucks an hour early on Dec. 23, her mind swirling with thoughts of Christmas preparations and a husband stationed with the Marines half a world away […]

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