PAWTUCKET, R.I. (AP) — A 26-year-old Massachusetts Army National Guard soldier from Rhode Island who was fatally injured in Afghanistan is being remembered as a loving father and dedicated soldier.
A funeral was held Thursday in Pawtucket for Spc. Dennis Poulin (POO’-lihn), who died March 31 of injuries received when his armored vehicle overturned.READ MORE: Boston Police Searching For Missing Girl In Mattapan
His sister Jennifer spoke at St. Teresa’s Church about her brother’s love for family, especially his 5-year-old son. Poulin is also survived by his parents and another sister. Poulin lived in Pawtucket most of his life, graduating from Tolman High School in 2004.READ MORE: CDC Director Says Trick-Or-Treating Is Safe For Kids This Halloween
Among those attending were Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee (CHAY’-fee) and Maj. Gen. Joseph Carter of the Massachusetts National Guard, who praised Poulin’s example of service.
Poulin was buried at Saint Ann’s Cemetery in Cranston.MORE NEWS: Plympton Couple Starring In New HGTV Show On Repairing Historic Homes
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