Posts tagged ‘army veteran’

Hundreds say goodbye to fallen soldier (Greg Wayland, NECN) – Hundreds gathered in Leominster, Massachusetts to celebrate the life of a local hero killed in Iraq. Funeral services were held today for 22-year-old Army Private First Class Jonathan Roberge. School children lined the streets waving flags as the hearse carrying the casket made its way […]

By Megan Woolhouse Globe Staff / February 20, 2009 LEOMINSTER – A lifelong part of this community, Private Jonathan Roberge was eulogized yesterday in the church where he was baptized. More than 1,200 people filled the pews at St. Cecilia Roman Catholic Church for the funeral of the 22-year-old hometown boy, who left his family […]

Leominster, Ma pays tribute.

February 18th, 2009

(Kenneth Craig, NECN: Leominster, MA) – Many are paying tribute to a fallen soldier in Leominster tonight. A wake was held for Army Private First Class Jonathan Roberge at City Hall.
Roberge, was one of four American soldiers killed last Monday in a car bomb attack.
Roberge leaves behind his parents, two younger sisters and a younger brother.
A funeral Mass, followed by burial at St. Cecilia’s Church will be held on Thursday.

Reporter Kenneth Craig has more.

Fallen soldier’s body to return to Leominster By Marisa Donelan Posted: 02/16/2009 06:00:37 AM EST Courtesy of Sentinel and Enterprise  LEOMINSTER – The body of fallen Army Pfc. Jonathan Roberge will be brought home to Leominster Tuesday morning, and Mayor Dean J. Mazzarella is asking residents to stand along the procession route to honor the soldier. […]

From the Boston Globe. By Milton Valencia, Globe Staff A Leominster native was one of four Army soldiers who were killed along with an interpreter in Mosul, Iraq Monday when a suicide car bomber detonated near the humvee they were riding in, the soldier’s family confirmed today. Jonathan Roberge, 22, a 2005 graduate of Leominster […]