When I flipped to the obituary page of today’s Globe and found myself staring into the eyes of the World War Two airman shown above, I just had to read the story. Imagine my surprise when I learned the deceased, L. Rodger Currie, was a “longtime dentist in Chelmsford” who was born in Lowell and graduated from Keith Academy in 1942. At age 19, he became one of the youngest pilots in the Marines and flew 105 combat missions during the war. After the war, he received his bachelor’s degree in biology from Saint Anselm’s and his dental degree from the University of Maryland.
I don’t ever recall meeting Dr. Currie, and I’m sorry that he passed way, but I feel fortunate to have read his obituary