One of the Gardnes for U.S. Marine Sergeant Andrew K. Farrar Jr.

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One of the Gardnes for U.S. Marine Sergeant Andrew K. Farrar Jr.

Marine Sergeant Andrew K. Farrar Jr.

Born in Weymouth


The oldest of four children, and a 1992 Weymouth High School graduate

Died on his 31st birthday on Jan. 28, 2005

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Had been planning to return to civilian life in law enforcement when 9/11 happened

Left his wife, Melissa, and two children, Tyler and Liam, who are with his parents

Marine Lance Corporal Walter K. O’Haire


Born in South Boston and moved to Rockland

One of nine children. His father died two years before him.

Killed in action May 9, 2007, six days short of his 21st birthday.

Nicknamed “Gator,” after the old Wally Gator cartoon

Army Specialist Matthew M. Pollini

Lived in Rockland

Killed in action on Jan. 22, 2009, at age 21

One of five siblings and a 2006 graduate of Rockland High School

Worked in the meat department of Hannaford Supermarket in Rockland

Left his wife, Sarah

SOURCES: Individual families; published military reports; obituaries

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