PAWTUCKET â The diary of a young soldier from Woonsocket detailing his experiences during World War II has livened up a Shea High School history class far more than any textbook ever could.
No one remembers exactly how Emilian Larue's leather bound diary ended up at Shea. By chance one day, history teacher James Matuszek was perusing a shelf in the history department office that held books and videos on WWII. âI pulled out some books and the diary fell out,â said Matuszek. âI started to read and realized, 'Wow, this is incredible stuff.'â