Softball tournament to honor fallen hero

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PORTSMOUTH, R.I. — The first Tournament of the Troops, a softball tournament being held from May 19 to 21, will honor U.S. Army Sergeant Shane P. Duffy. 

This 12U girls softball tournament will take place at Portsmouth High School and surrounding fields, including fields at Portsmouth Middle School and Bulgarmarsh Field. 

The opening ceremony will be held on Saturday, May 20, at 7:20 a.m. at Portsmouth High School, 120 Education Lane. 

The ceremony will include the presentation of honor colors by the Portsmouth Police Department. Portsmouth Middle School students will sing the national anthem. Games will begin at 8 a.m. 

The opening ceremony will honor Sgt. Duffy, whose family will be in attendance. 

Sgt. Duffy was killed in Iraq in June 2008. He is a member of both the Rhode Island Fallen Heroes and the Massachusetts Fallen Heroes, having been born in Rhode Island before moving to Taunton, Mass. 

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