Tag Archives: Lance Cpl. Roger Rua

Lance Cpl. Roger Rua of the U.S. Marine Corps (left) poses for a picture with General Joseph F. Dunford, ACMC, after receiving the Purple Heart award earlier this year. Rua, a Naugatuck resident, was injured March 29 from an improvised explosive device, which exploded under the vehicle he was in, while serving in Afghanistan. Rua sustained multiple injuries to his neck, back, and right leg. Rua’s family is holding a fundraiser Sunday at the Waterbury Portuguese Sport Club to help pay to make house and car handicap accessible if need be. –CONTRIBUTED

Fundraiser to benefit injured borough Marine

NAUGATUCK — As the sun rose March 29 over the Helmand province in Afghanistan, U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. Roger Rua experienced the rudest of awakenings. The 22-year-old borough native had…