- Associated Press - Monday, June 15, 2015

NORTHBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) - A bridge in Northbridge has been named in honor of a U.S. Marine from town who was killed in the 1983 bombing of the Marine Corps barracks in Beirut, Lebanon.

The Telegram & Gazette (https://bit.ly/1GHTc28 ) reports that the bridge on Douglas Road over the Mumford River was dedicated Sunday in honor of Marine Lance Cpl. Thomas Perron.

Perron was killed Oct. 23, 1983, less than three weeks after his 19th birthday.

He had enlisted in the Marines after completing high school at Blackstone Valley Regional Vocational Technical High School.

The bridge features a plaque memorializing Perron as well as sign markers on either end of the bridge.

Selectman Daniel Nolan says a young man taken in the prime of his life must not be forgotten.

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Information from: Telegram & Gazette (Worcester, Mass.), https://www.telegram.com

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