With the approach of Veterans’ Day, it is appropriate that we honor one of our fellow graduates who died in the service of our country in Vietnam.
The following came from his obituary (attached). Double click the image to see it full size. A photo of his grave is allow shown below. His service metals are also displayed below.
Norman was the only son of a former Lynn police officer. He lived on Glenwood St. He received his education at the Chatham and Lewis St. Schools, Pickering Jr. High and LEHS. He attended Mass. College of Pharmacy for a year following LEHS before becoming a marine.
He was a member of H&S Co, 1st BN, 7th Marines, 1st MARDIV, III MAF and was a corporal E4. He was killed in action from fragmentation wounds to his head and body when the vehicle he was riding in struck a land mine in Quang Nam Province on Friday, August 23, 1968. He was 20 years old. He is buried in Pine Grove Cemetery. His name is on the Vietnam Memorial Wall, panel 47W line 43.
He was the 20th Lynn native and 66th North Shore native killed in Vietnam.
On Saturday following his death, his parents received a letter from him stating he would be home 2 days before Christmas. At about 6 PM that same Saturday, they were informed of his death.
May Norman rest in Peace. He will be remembered. Please feel free to comment if you have memories about Norman you want to share. To make a comment, click on the “add a comment” directly below this posting. If there are already comment there, click on “x comments” to see the comments and to add your own.
On Veterans’ Day, look for the names of graduates from our class who served our country. The list is by no means complete.