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Randolph Playground Honors Fallen Soldier 

A fallen soldier from Randolph is gone, but certainly not forgotten. Thanks, in part, to a playground. Nearly six years ago, Army Specialist Thomas Dostie was killed while serving in Iraq.Today, a playground for children with special needs was dedicated in his name.Spurwink Services, a non-profit group where Dostie’s father has worked for more than 20 years, surprised the family with the honor.Members of the Maine Army National Guard and State Fire Marshal’s Office were there as Dostie’s parents cut the ribbon.Dostie’s father says his son always had a place in his heart for kids.Spurwink services provides mental health and educational resources for children and their families.Many of the kids at Spurwink in Randolph know army specialists Dostie’s story of sacrifice.Dostie’s parents say the naming of the playground will serve as a way to continue sharing their son’s story.