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MEDIA ADVISORY: Rep. Azzinaro to lead candlelight vigil at ‘Beirut Nine’ memorial on Saturday night
STATE HOUSE – Rep. Samuel A. Azzinaro (D-Dist. 37, Westerly), Chairman of the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee, will be leading a candlelight vigil
at the Rhode Island IX Memorial on Saturday, October 22 at 6 p.m. located at 198 Dyer Street (across the street from Capriccio Restaurant along the Providence River).
The event will memorialize the nine Rhode Island Marines who were killed in the Beirut bombing attack on October 23, 1983. Chairman Azzinaro will be joined by Gold Star families, veterans and elected officials at the vigil.
The names of the fallen Rhode Island Marines are Sgt. Timothy Giblin of North Providence; Lance Cpl. Thomas Julian of Portsmouth; Cpl. James Silvia of Middletown; Cpl. Stephen Spencer of Portsmouth; Cpl. David Massa of Warren; Cpl. Edward Soares, Jr. of Tiverton; Cpl. Rick Crudale of West Warwick; Cpl. Edward Iacovino, Jr. of Warwick; and Cpl. Thomas Shipp of Woonsocket.
For more information, contact:
State House Room 20
Providence, RI 02903
Lt. Governor's Office
Secretary of State
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