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Residents view the final artwork, reading names and quotes of Dorchester Soldiers

Veterans, active soldiers and Gold Star family members from WWII to the present time unveiled the sculpture in 2010. The artwork included the names of Private Prince Darby, an African American who served in the Revolutionary War; Marine Sargent William J. Lynch of Victory Road, the last POW/MIA unaccounted for from the infamous WWII Japanese prison camp in Mukden, China; and Specialist Ciara Durkin, whose non-combat death in Afghanistan remains unsolved. After the dedication, a Vietnam Air Force Medic wrote “My dog tags were stolen from my apartment after coming back from the war ... now I finally have them back. Now I can share this part of my life with my grandchildren”.

Image courtesy of Laura Baring-Gould Studios