BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — A Boston square was named in honor of a 92-year-old World War II veteran on Sunday.
For years, Lou Pasquale has made an impact in the Dorchester community, known to give kids rids to school, and free games and meals when he managed Boston Bowl.
When Pasquale came to the bowling alley on Sunday, he was surprised by his friends, family, and Boston Mayor Marty Walsh. They were waiting for him with a present.
At the event, the mayor unveiled a blue street sign that said “Lou Pasquale Square.”
“What makes Boston honestly so great is our neighborhoods and the people in our neighborhoods. And Lou Pasquale was such a fixture here in the Dorchester community,” Walsh said.
During his time in the war, a 19-year-old Pasquale served as a machine gunner. He was badly wounded after an ammunition dump explosion at Okinawa.
He has worked for several years to assist disabled veterans, including raising money for vans to take them to medical appointments. He also sells candy bars from Phillips Candy House in Dorchester, and gives the proceeds to disabled veterans.
WBZ NewsRadio's Kevin Coleman (@KevinColemanWBZ) reports