Douglas A. DiCenzo Memorial Plaque and Bridge - Plymouth, NH
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NorStar
N 43° 45.592 W 071° 41.163
19T E 283778 N 4848709
Quick Description: The engraved stone that details the life of veteran Douglas A. DiCenzo is at one end of the bridge that is dedicated to him.
Location: New Hampshire, United States
Date Posted: 3/30/2016 7:12:12 PM
Waymark Code: WMQVAE
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member lumbricus
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Long Description:
In Plymouth, at the west end of a bridge over the Pemigewasett River, is this stone marker that is about veteran Douglas A. DiCenzo.

The marker is set in a plaza off the west end of the bridge - on the south side of the road. The plaza has a plaque at one end stating:

"Captain Douglas A. DiCenzo Bridge
Dedicated on May 26, 2008 in everlasting tribute to Doug DiCenzo of Plymouth, NH and all members of the armed forces engaged in fighting the global war on terrorism."

In the center of the plaza is a rock, with text and images engraved and placed on it. Near the top is an image of Capt. DiCenzo. Below that is the text, here:

"Doug DiCenzo was born February 5, 1976 and raised in Plymouth, NH. Doug was a friend to all and always carried a smile at Plymouth High School. He captained the football and wrestling teams and was president of his class and the National Honor Society. His love for the outdoors was legendary. Some days you could find Doug running up a mountain just for the fun of it. When he graduated high school in 1995, Doug began formal training to be a 'leader of men.' At the United States Military Academy at West Point he branched infantry then completed the Army's Airborne and Ranger courses. At his first duty station in Columbus, GA, there, he met the love his life, Nicole, and 4 months later they were engaged. After marrying, they set off on what their families called 'The Great Adventure,' which took them first to an Army base in Fairbanks, AK, then back to Columbus, GA, and then on to Heidelberg and Baumholder, Germany, where Doug took command of 2-6 infantry company. In January 2003 their son Darin was born. Doug was able to spend 10 months with his son before being deployed to Iraq where a roadside bomb took his life on May 23, 2006. Doug was thirty years old. He is deeply missed every day, but his love of life, sense of duty and extraordinary sense of adventure will resonate in these mountains forever."

There are logos of various military units.
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Type of memorial: Bridge

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