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Bosse, Dumond added to memorial plaques


June Dumond-Caron (2nd from l.) is the sister of Roger Joseph Dumond. Pictured with her (l. to r) are First Lady Ann Lepage, Lewiston Mayor Robert MacDonald, Constituent Rep. (for Mike Michaud) Matt Dubois, Rep. Peggy Rotundo, Sen. Margaret Craven, Richard Caron, and Am. Legion Officer Paul R. Bernard. Also in attendance at the event was Don Bosse, the brother of Laurier Gerard Bosse.

On Sunday, August 10, the names of Laurier Gerard Bosse and Roger J. Dumond were added to the memorial plaques at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Bridge. The plaques list the names of the sons of Lewiston and Auburn who lost their lives in the line of duty during the Vietnam Conflict.

Laurier Gerard Bosse, LCPL, USMC, was born in Auburn and killed on May 23, 1968 from several gunshot wounds in the Quang Nam Province at the age of 20. Roger Joseph Dumond, EO3, private 1st Class was born in Lewiston and killed on March 28, 1969 in Binh Duong Vietnam by an explosive device at the age of 25.

The names were added through the efforts of American Legion member Paul R. Bernard and State Senator Margaret Craven, who sponsored a bill in the State Legislature to allow the necessary removal and replacement of the plaques. Co-sponsors of the bill were Representatives Margaret Peggy Rotundo and Michael Carey and Senators John Cleveland and John Patrick.

Attending the ceremony were Don Bosse, brother of Laurier Gerard Bosse, and June Dumond-Caron, sister of Roger Joseph Dumond.


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