JAY — AMVeTS Post No. 33 will hold a supper, program and dance on Saturday, Aug. 20, to honor the two Marines for whom the post is named.

The supper and program are for family members, friends and classmates, especially the Livermore Falls High School Class of 1963. The public is invited to attend the free dance.

Andre Louis Dube and David Lane attended local schools. Fifty years ago, they were killed in separate incidents while serving their country in Vietnam.

Andre was born Feb. 10, 1945, the son of Lucien J. and Juliette Ve. Belemore Dube. He was the 11th child of 14. He was a member of the Class of 1963 from Livermore Falls High School. He joined the U.S. Marine Corps afterwards.

Andre was deployed to Vietnam in October 1965 and was wounded in March 1966, but volunteered to remain for the duration of his tour. He was wounded again during a special mission on Aug. 23, 1966, and died later that day.

Lane, the son of Amos and Nettie, was born on July 15, 1945, in Concord, Massachusetts, the eldest of eight children. His family moved to Livermore Falls when he was young and he attended local schools before joining the U.S. Marines at 17. Three of Lane’s brothers and a sister also joined the Marines.

Lane was injured while serving in the Dominican Republic and received the Purple Heart. After convalescent leave at home, he was sent to Vietnam in August 1965. He was killed on Jan. 27, 1966.

Cmdr. Greg McDonald said the post is looking for more information on David Lane’s family. Anyone that can help is asked to call the post at 207-897-4122.

The 5 p.m. supper will include roast pork, mashed potatoes, rolls, green beans, peach crisp with ice cream, and coffee and water. A cash bar will be available. Reservations must be made by Aug. 15 by calling 207-897-4112.

At 6 p.m., there is a special program planned. A Marine unit from Brunswick will participate. 

Rep. Paul Gilbert, D-Jay, Sen. John Patrick, D-Rumford, and Sen. Tom Saviello, R-Wilton will speak at the event. Representatives from state veterans groups may also speak. Classmates, friends and family members will be given the chance to share their memories.

A check will be presented to the Post by Andre’s brother, John Dube, for the Special Olympics. A donation can will also be available for those wishing to support the Special Olympics.

Taps, a bagpipe selection, folding of the U.S. flag and a benediction are also planned.

Amedeo J. Lauria, American Legion Service Officer from Togus Veterans Affairs Medical Center will be available to answer questions.  

From 8 p.m. to 12 a.m., The Second Wind Band with Chad Hood will provide dance music. It will be the band’s first public appearance. 

“The post has done a great thing to honor these two young Marines,” John Dube said. 

All six boys and one of his sisters went into the service,” he said.

The family has placed a granite slab in Andre’s honor at Maine’s Paper and Heritage Museum in Livermore Falls.

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“The post has done a great thing to honor these two young Marines.” — John Dube

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