In this Wednesday's issue of The Narragansett Times, local towns are looking to make changes as the Narragansett schools plan to get new athletic fields and the South Kingstown Traffic Committee investigates options of a parking ban at town parking lots. Also, readers can find out how Wakefield based Applied Science Associates helped save crew members on the capsized Rambler 100 boat in Ireland. For more information, pick up a copy of today's paper.
Southern Rhode Island Newspapers
By MARTHA SMITH
Special to the Standard
NORTH KINGSTOWN â€“ A local man who was a star athlete at North Kingstown High School in the 1960s, a college football captain and, at the age of 30, a U.S. Army enlistee, has been awarded The Legion of Merit, one of the militaryâ€™s most prestigious honors.
Created by Congressional act in 1942, The Legion of Merit decoration is awarded for â€śexceptionally meritorious conduct in the performance of outstanding service and achievement.â€ť It is sixth in order of precedence among all military honors.