Plainsmen Park (Lawrence, MA)

plainsmanPlainsmen Park is a grassy square between Elm and Chestnut Streets on White Street. In a circle in the middle of the park is a large white stone dedicated to the men of the Plains who served their country with particular attention to Corporal Samuel S. Fiacchino, Staff Sargent Samuel L. Hatem, and Seaman First Class Americo Sessa, all young men who lost their lives during World War II. The monument was dedicated October 1974 by the Plainsmen Association.

Cpl. Samuel S. Fiacchino graduated from the Armored Force School at Fort Knox, Kentucky as a tank mechanic. He was killed in action with the Seventh Armored Division on December 12, 1944 in Germany.


Staff Sgt. Samuel L. Hatem died in a military accident while on maneuvers in Hawaii March of 1945. He was the first member of the State Guard to die in service during World War II. He was honored with a plaque installed in the State Armory March of 1945.

Seaman First Class Americo Sessa served in the US Navy during World War II. He was a member of the Armed Guard Gun Crew on a merchant vessel. His vessel failed to arrive in port at the expected date of April 28, 1944. The next day he was presumed dead and lost in the North Atlantic.


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