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Charles O'Connor, veteran, retired MBTA worker; at 86

CHARLES F. O’CONNOR CHARLES F. O’CONNOR
By Emma Stickgold
Globe Correspondent / January 21, 2010

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His boat was torpedoed by a German submarine, but Charles F. O’Connor, signalman for the US Navy, survived the attack and made 17 subsequent trans-Atlantic voyages during World War II. Signals and trouble-shooting would remain a big part of his life, as he went from sweeping out trains and buses for the Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority to becoming an assistant ... (Full article: 683 words)

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