BOSTON – Honoring the life of a local soldier with a week of service, Monday morning several people, including police officers and firefighters, are on their way to Cape Verde.
Organized by the Cape Verdean Nurses Association and the Massachusetts Fallen Heroes, the volunteers will improve and renovate a hospital in the fallen hero’s native country.
United States Army Sgt. Alberto Montrond was 27 when he was killed in Afghanistan in 2006, 10 years after emigrating to the States. A plaque to honor his ultimate sacrifice was previously unveiled at the Massachusetts Fallen Heroes Memorial in Jamaica Plain.