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Rhode Island Veterans
Tue April 2, 2013
West Warwick Veterans Home Named After Fallen RI Marine
A housing facility for disabled veterans will be dedicated Tuesday afternoon to a fallen Rhode Island Marine.
Seven years ago today, Marine Sgt. Brian St. Germain was riding in a truck across Iraq when it rolled over in a flash flood. The Rhode Island chapter of Operation Stand Down is honoring St. Germain’s life and service, by putting his name on its West Warwick facility for homeless and disabled veterans.
Operation Stand Down’s Tony DeQuattro says this is part of a push that started two years ago to rename all of their facilities after fallen troops.
“The nice part about it is, these homes are helping their brothers and sisters who’ve come home and hit hard times and are homeless or about to become homeless,” says DeQuattro.
DeQuattro says there are an estimated 3,000 homeless veterans in Rhode Island.
The dedication is at 3:00pm at the OSDRI Home 790 Providence St., West Warwick, RI.
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