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Lexington Navy veteran’s gifts are many and long-lasting

Published for The Lexington Minuteman Sept. 11. 

Not only through his military service, the swords he collected in distant lands and the wood carvings he made did World War II and Korean War veteran Robert Henry Sullivan make a lasting impact.

Many of the books he bought through the years will help a new generation of veterans.

The library of the Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital in Bedford received nearly 40 boxes of books last week from the Sullivan family. The books on subjects such as military history, equipment and military life will fill nearly all the empty space on the shelves of the library at the veterans hospital. Sullivan’s daughter-in-law Kimberly Sullivan said she wanted to give the books to the hospital because veterans could benefit from his collection.

Sitting in Sullivan’s house in Lexington, Kimberly reflected on the process of working through a loved one’s belongings.

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