Ceremony Planned to Dedicate Square to Watertown Marine Killed in Vietnam

Paul Gorman, a Watertown Marine killed in Vietnam, will have a memorial in his name on Main Street at Emerson Road.

Watertown will honor a Marine who died in Vietnam by dedicating an a square in his name in July.

The Town of Watertown will formally recognize the intersection of Emerson Road and Main Street as “Private First Class Paul James Gorman Memorial Square” on July 12, 2019 at 11 a.m., said Watertown Veterans Service Officer Patrick George. Residents are invited to join us in appreciation for PFC Gorman’s service to his country; as well as show support to his family members that will be in attendance.

Gorman began his tour on May 4, 1968. He trained as a mortarman and served with 3rd Marine Division, 2nd Battalion, 4th Marines, G Company. He was killed along with three other Marines while assaulting an enemy position in support of evacuating casualties in Quang Tri province on July 30, 1968, said George in the request for the memorial. Gorman was awarded the Purple Heart.

He was brought home and buried in Ridgelawn Cemetery with his parents.

Following the reception please join us at the Shutt Detachment (215 Mount Auburn St. Watertown) for light refreshments.

Please Contact Veterans’ Services with any questions: 617-972-6416 Pgeorge@watertown-ma.gov

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