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Honoring memory and service in Waltham

Posted by Ralph Ranalli August 10, 2007 10:26 AM


The intersection of School and Lexington Streets will be named for John P. McGrath, a World War II and Korean War veteran, City Councilors unanimously voted on Monday.

McGrath, who died in 2003 as a result of injuries he recieved in those wars, was a lifelong Waltham resident. He recieved both a Bronze Star and a Silver Star for his service in the second World War, and a Purple Heart and a second Bronze Star after recieving disabling wounds in Korea. After the war he volunteered for organizations serving disabled children.

A plaque marking the intersection as First Lieutenant John P. McGrath Square will be dedicated in a ceremony September 15.

-- Stephanie V. Siek

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