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Four who served our country are remembered

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Northborough – The Vincent F. Picard American Legion Post 234 remembered some of Northborough's fallen heroes on Memorial Day weekend.

Under the direction of Memorial Committee Chair Gerry Bourque, the post honored four of the 11 town residents who perished while defending our country in World War II or the Korean War.

Honored May 25 were Army Air Corps Staff Sgt. Pasquale Acampora, Army PFC William H. Hinkson, Army PFC Francis McShane and Army Capt. Francis E. Flanders.

Acampora, McShane and Flanders all served in World War II, Hinkson in the Korean War.

Each of the four honored May 25 were done so with the installation of memorial plaques. The remaining seven – Army Air Corps Staff Sgt. Charles A. Newton, Army PFC Joseph E. Demont, Army Capt. James W. Gregg, Army Air Corps First Lt. Maxwell J. Stadler, a bombardier, also known as Maxwell Ford, Army Private Robert E. Robertson, Army PFC Raymond J. Boudreau and Navy Chief Quartermaster Earl M. Askew – will be honored in the same manner over the summer.

Acampora's and Hinkson's plaques were placed at the Post 234 Flagpole at 402 West Main St., McShane's at the corner of School and Main, and Flanders's at the intersection of 14 East Main St. and Main Street.

Speaking at the unveiling of the plaques were Capt. Harold P. Naughton Jr., U.S. Army and state representative; Bill Pantazis, Board of Selectmen chair; and Bourque.

The Northborough Patrolman's Association, which contributed to the project, unveiled the plaques, and wreaths were also placed.

Following the unveiling of the plaques and the placement of the wreaths, the Picard Post 234 Honor Guard issued a 21-gun salute and "Taps" was played by Algonquin Regional High School band students.

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