Cape Cod post office named for Afghanistan veteran
BOURNE, Mass. (AP) -- A Bourne post office is being renamed this weekend in honor of a local Green Beret killed in Afghanistan.
A ceremony is scheduled Sunday to rename the U.S. Post Office in Sagamore Beach the Army Sergeant Matthew A. Pucino Post Office.
The 34-year-old Pucino grew up in Plymouth and Bourne but lived in Maryland at the time of his death in the line of duty in November 2009.
He graduated from Bishop Stang High School in Dartmouth and worked part-time as a Yarmouth police officer in the mid-1990s, before enlisting in the Army in 2002 in response to the 9/11 attacks.
He was on his third tour of duty when he was killed when a homemade bomb went off near his vehicle.