L. Rodger Currie; showed courage in air and at sea; at 88
A dentist in Chelmsford by profession, Dr. L. Rodger Currie was honored in World War II and a few years ago for his bravery. As a Marine dive-bomber pilot in the Pacific Theater during World War II, Dr. Currie’s heroism led to him being awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross three times. He also was awarded a Carnegie Medal for helping rescue six people from a burning yacht in Nantucket Sound in 2005. Dr. Currie died Aug. 24 in his Palm Beach, Fla., home at 88.