Roland Carroll never liked to talk about his World War II experience as a Marine who fought on Iwo Jima in the early months of 1945 while U.S. forces closed in on Japan.
â€śWho am I to talk?â€ť the 88-year-old veteran was saying last week when put on the spot. â€śI figured I wasnâ€™t the only guy who went in the service. We all had to go fight the war. I realize now how important it was. We had to win that war or Hitler and the Japanese were going to take over the world.â€ť
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LINCOLN â€“ Just over a week after submitting his Fiscal Year 2011-12 recommended municipal and school operating budget of approximately $70.4 million to the Budget Board â€“ his deadline, per order of the Town Charter, was Feb. 15 â€“ Town Administrator T. Joseph Almond called the number â€śvery fairâ€ť to both sides.