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For a marine’s memory: Family mourns Lance Cpl. Thomas Shipp on anniversary of deadly Beirut bombing

October 23, 2013

LINCOLN -- Wednesday was a day of mixed feelings for Russell E. Shipp, 51, of Pleasant Street. It was a day to remember the loss of his brother, Lance Cpl. Thomas A. Shipp, a Woonsocket native, in the terrorist attack on a U.S. Marine barracks in Beirut, Lebanon, 30 years ago to the day. Oct. 23 is also the day Shipp’s son Travis, now 24, was born in 1989.

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