Veterans Home's oldest resident dies at 100
World War II veteran Charles “Charlie” LaPierre, the New Hampshire Veterans Home's oldest resident, passed away on Friday.
LaPierre, 100, was, a longtime Concord resident who served overseas in World War II and spent many years on the Concord Police Department, said Leonard Stuart, the home’s program information officer.
LaPierre grew up in Concord and went to school there, then worked in lumber camps and at his family’s rock quarry before going into the Army in 1942 when he was age of 29.
After the war, he returned to Concord and his wife, Clara, known as “Sandy,” whom he married in 1943. He also joined the Concord Police Department, served from 1946 to 1971, where he walked a midnight shift beat for many years before moving into a patrol car.
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