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David S. Connolly '94, Capt., U.S. Army Reserve

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1967–2005

Captain David S. Connolly '94

Captain David S. Connolly '94 was killed in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan on April 6, 2005, the first graduate of the University's ROTC program to lose his life in hostile action since the Vietnam War, according to University officials.

Connolly, 37, an assistant district attorney in Suffolk County, had been a member of the Army Reserve's 1173rd Transportation Battalion, based in Brockton, Massachusetts, and was called to active duty last fall. He was serving as a transportation officer when the helicopter in which he was riding went down 80 miles southwest of Kabul, the Afghan capital. All 18 persons on board were killed.

A graduate of the Woods College of Advancing Studies, Connolly served on active duty in the Army Rangers and graduated from Suffolk Law School in 2003. He was one of six members of his family holding degrees from the University, including his late mother Marguerite Connolly '03, his sister Marguerite '88, MA'91, Ph.D.'01, and his brothers Joseph '85, Paul '89, and Gregory '04. The Connolly family has established a memorial fund in Connolly's honor through the Boston College Development office.

The last graduate of Boston College's ROTC program killed in Vietnam was First Lt. Louis A. Favuzza '68 of the U.S. Army, who died on April 29, 1970, according to Michael Ryan, associate dean of students.

Reid Oslin


Reid Oslin is a staff writer for the Boston College Chronicle.

 

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