War on Terror

Six names to be added to 9/11 monument in Hampton

Six names will be added to the Global War on Terrorism Monument in Hampton on the 18th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.

The dedication will take place at 6 p.m. Wednesday, September 11th in front of the monument outside the American Legion Post 35 Hall at 69 High St.

The monument bears the names of all service members from New Hampshire who lost their lives in the Global War on Terrorism since Sept. 11, 2001. Originally, the monument only listed those who died in combat but was expanded to include those who died by suicide, post-traumatic stress disorder and other service-related injuries.

“We try to make the monument more inclusive than most,” said Post 35 Cmdr. Berkley Bennett. “We do it for the families of the fallen, so that they don’t feel that their loved one is forgotten.”

Added to the monument this year are Master Gunnery Sgt. Dale F. Racicot, 54, of Weare; Spc. Matthew R. Woods, 22, of Lyman; Spc. Jonathan M. Mickle, 27, of Rye; Spc. Ryan J. McDermot, 26, of Hampton; Sgt. Ryan P. Goggin, 30, of Wolfeboro; and Cpl. Jonathan W. Currier, 21, of Hampton.

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