Lucien Tessier: Every Inch a Hero

Track captain and sprinter Lucien Tessier on the lawn at Boston College.

From time to time I post articles that I’ve done for other publications. Here’s my profile of Captain Lucien Tessier, USMC and Boston College track captain in 1965. His story is a sad one, of

Captain Lucien Tessier, USMC

a good man’s life that ended far too soon.  It is a story that needs to be told, however, and I feel privileged to be the one who has done so. Boston College inducted him into its athletic Hall of Fame on September 7. A well deserved, and much overdue recognition of a wonderful young man.

This link is to the story that appeared in the Union Leader in Lucien Tessier’s home town of Manchester, New Hampshire:

2 Responses to “Lucien Tessier: Every Inch a Hero”

  1. Eileen DeCarmine Says:

    Thank you so much, Mr. Burke, for your coverage of Lucien. He was my cousin. His late father, Robert is my mother, Pauline ‘s brother. Lucien’s death is still a very clear, haunting memory from my childhood and I think of him often. I am sending a copy of the article to my mom who lives in Florida (she doesn’t have a computer) and she is so excited about the article. Thanks again for this tribute to an outstanding hero!

  2. Bob Ricard Says:

    I worked with his father for many years and enjoyed the article.

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