Playground to be Dedicated to Lt. Paul Sullivan, Who Died in Vietnam 50 Years Ago


Lt. Paul Sullivan was killed in Vietnam in 1968, and a scholarship in his name has been given out for 49 years.

Watertown will honor Lt. Paul J. Sullivan, who died in Vietnam 50 years ago this year. A plaque will be unveiled during the ceremony at the Sullivan Playground on June 24.

The year after his death, the Town named the playground at the corner of Mt. Auburn Street and Arlington Street for Sullivan. This year, it will be rededicated and a new plaque has been installed with a portrait.

Before going into the U.S. Army, Sullivan worked as a playground instructor with the Watertown Recreation Department and taught at the West Junior High School (now Watertown Middle School). He also attended Sacred Heart Church and graduated from St. Mary’s High School in Waltham and Boston College.

The Town of Watertown sent out the following information:

The citizens of Watertown are invited to the dedication on Sunday, June 24, 12 noon at the playground on the corner of Mt. Auburn and Arlington streets. Preceding the ceremony, there will be a Memorial Mass at the Sacred Heart Church at 10:15 a.m., open to all.

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