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Governor Mourns Passing of Harold West

March 12, 2010

AUGUSTA – Governor John E. Baldacci today released the following statement after learning of the death of Harold West of Milbridge. West died this morning.

“Harold was a decorated war hero who came home and committed himself to his community and his State,” Governor Baldacci said. “With the love and support of his family, Harold spent a lifetime making Washington County and Maine a better place. He will be missed.”

According to the family, West will be buried on Monday, March 15. In honor of West’s service to his country and State, Governor Baldacci has ordered that the Maine flag be flown at half-staff from sun up to sun down in Milbridge on Monday.

In 2009, the former Great South Bridge over the Narraguagus River on U.S. Route 1A was renamed the Harold West Bridge.

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