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Red Sox honor Brookline resident's Peace Corps service

Posted by Brock Parker  August 8, 2011 10:19 AM

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Returned Peace Corps volunteers Newell Flather of Newton, Diane Gallagher of Brookline, Anna Omura of Somerville, Christine Claypoole of Cambridge and Erin Mone-Marquez of Salem were honored at Fenway Park last week. Photo submitted by the Peace Corps.

The Boston Red Sox honored Brookline resident Diane Gallagher at Fenway Park Thursday during a pregame commemoration of the Peace Corps 50th Anniversary. Gallagher served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Cape Verde from 1990 to 1992. This year, the agency honored her lifelong commitment to public service with the 2011 Lillian Carter Award. Former volunteer Joe Kennedy III, whose great uncle, President John F. Kennedy, founded the Peace Corps in 1961, threw out the first pitch.

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