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Minuteman reenactor gives up deadly role

Reenactor to give up playing one of Lexington’s most high-profile casualties

The bayonet slipped off on the third practice run as Minuteman Jim Hart worked with Mike Foley, in the role of the British soldier, to get it right for Patriots Day. Hart, 77, has played Jonas Parker for more than 20 years. The bayonet slipped off on the third practice run as Minuteman Jim Hart worked with Mike Foley, in the role of the British soldier, to get it right for Patriots Day. Hart, 77, has played Jonas Parker for more than 20 years. (Joanne Rathe/Globe Staff)
By David Filipov
Globe Staff / April 15, 2012
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LEXINGTON - It is the stab felt ’round the world, and for two decades, Jim Hart has been on the pointy end of the equation. Hart plays Jonas Parker, a Minuteman at the Battle of Lexington who is stabbed to death by a Redcoat. It is a visceral moment in the annual reenactment, an image that is photographed and broadcast around the world. On Monday, Hart will take one for the home team a final time.

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