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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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