State government providing support to family of Ware soldier


THEIR PAYCHECK, NOT RE-IMBURSED. JULIANA: AN OUTPOURING OF SUPPORT FOR THE FAMILY OF THE WARE SOLDIER WHO DIED IN IRAQ THIS WEEK. 22NEWS STATE HOUSE REPORTER TIFFANY CHAN SPOKE WITH LEADERS IN THE VETERANS’ COMMUNITY ABOUT THIS LOSS. SOME MASSACHUSETTS VETERANS WERE DEVASTATED TO LEARN THAT ARMY PRIVATE FIRST CLASS BRIAN ODIORNE OF WARE WON’T BE RETURNING HOME TO HIS FAMILY. VETERANS’ SECRETARY FRANCISCO URENA TOLD 22 NEWS AT A STATE HOUSE MILITARY EVENT, THAT THE LOSS ESPECIALLY TOUGH BECAUSE ODIORNE WAS JUST 21-YEARS- OLD. THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE SAYS THAT ODIORNE DIED IN A “NON-COMBAT INCIDENT.” MILITARY INVESTIGATORS ARE STILL TRYING TO DETERMINE WHAT HAPPENED. SECRETARY URENA TOLD 22 NEWS THAT THE STATE HAS ALREADY STEPPED IN TO HELP THAT FAMILY AS THEY COPE WITH THEIR LOSS. SOT SEC. FRANCISCO URENA, DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS’ SERVICES ” OUR HEARTS GO OUT TO THE FAMILY. WE STAND READY TO SUPPORT THEM ANY WAY WE CAN. WE HAVE MADE CONTACT AND ARE PROVIDING MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELING AND MANY OTHER SERVICES, AND THOSE SERVICES WILL CONTINUE FOR A VERY LONG TIME.” FUNERAL ARRANGEMENTS FOR ARMY PRIVATE BRIAN ODIORNE HAVE YET TO BE ANNOUNCED. ODIORNE WAS A A GRADUATE OF PATHFINDER HIGH SCHOOL, WHERE HE HAD PLAYED FOOTBALL. AT THE STATE HOUSE IN BOSTON,

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