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Decorated soldier caught in a freak accident

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A soldier who grew up in northern New Hampshire was killed in a freak accident in Texas.

Retired Sergeant Major Lawrence Boivin was riding on a float in West Texas to celebrate Veterans Day and wounded veterans. The float was hit by a passing train. Four veterans, including Boivin, were killed in the accident and at least 16 were injured.

Boivin graduated from Stratford High School in 1983. He spent the next 24 years in the Army including tours in Afghanistan and Iraq.

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