New pool mural honors Mass. man killed in Vietnam
WORCESTER, Mass.—A new mural at a state swimming pool in Worcester honors the life of a local man killed in the Vietnam War when he was 21 years old.
The mural was dedicated Friday at the pool named for Cpl. Dennis F. Shine Jr., who died in 1969.
The work was a cooperative venture among Shine's family, Millbury Savings Bank and the state Department of Conservation and Recreation.
Lt. Gov. Tim Murray said the partnership brings "history, art and a local hero's story home."
The 8-foot-by-5-foot mural shows scenes from the life of Shine and his family, who lived in Worcester's Vernon Hill neighborhood.
The pool, built in the 1970s, got a $3 million renovation in 2009. It's one of two DCR pools in Worcester that offer a free learn-to-swim program.