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A Soldier's Story: Specialist Cindy Marie Beaudoin

Specialist Cindy Marine Beaudoin was born on July 20, 1971. She was raised in Plainfield, Connecticut, and graduated from Plainfield High School. She enlisted in the US Army National Guard and trained as a medical technician.

Specialist Cindy Beaudoin had just begun her first year at the University of Connecticut when the Gulf War erupted. In January 1991, she withdrew from college and deployed with the 142nd Medical Company to the Middle East for Operation Desert Storm/Desert Shield and the Gulf War.

On February 28, 1991, while en route to help an injured soldier, an explosion hit the convoy truck Specialist Cindy Beaudoin was traveling in, fatally wounding her. She died en route to the field hospital.

Specialist Cindy Marie Beaudoin rests in St. John's the Apostle Church Cemetery.


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