Tributes & Vigils Category: US Army
Name: Army Sgt. Lynn R. Poulin Sr.
From: Freedom, Maine
Assigned to the 133rd Engineer Battalion, Maine Army National Guard, Belfast, Maine
Incident: Army Sgt. Lynn R. Poulin Sr. was killed Dec. 21 when his base dining facility was attacked in Mosul, Iraq.
Hundreds attend funeral for slain soldier
By Francis X. Quinn
WATERVILLE, Maine — Hundreds of mourners singing “God Bless America” paid prayerful respects Thursday in the first of back-to-back funerals for the two Mainers killed earlier this month in an explosion in Iraq.
A Mass of Christian burial with military honors was said at Notre Dame Church for Staff Sgt. Lynn Poulin.
Poulin, who came from Freedom and died at age 47, and 20-year-old Spc. Thomas Dostie of Somerville were among 22 people killed in the explosion at their base dining hall in Mosul on Dec. 21.
At the request of Poulin’s family, Thursday’s service included a prayer for those still serving overseas. The family invited those at…