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KEVIN CULLEN

One of the good guys retires from US Marshals Service

Eddie Burke grew up in Waltham, joined the Marines after high school and was still just a kid when he found himself fighting the Viet Cong on Hill 55, southwest of Da Nang.

“I had shrapnel and gunshot wounds,” he was saying the other day. “But that wasn’t what really got me. It was the Agent Orange.”

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