George J. Roper Square


No. 21965 George J. Roper

The Adams Street Bridge was designated a Hero Square for George S. Roper.  The Bridge is known as George J. Roper Memorial Bridge.

Captain Roper was in a regimental intelligence officer of the 17th Airborne Division.  He lived at 12 Bloomfield Street with his wife, the former Margaret Kelly. Captain Roper saw active duty with airborne troops in France, Belgium, Luxembourg and Germany. He was with G. H. Voter Corporation of Boston before the war and had been made president and a directory of the company while in service. He was killed in action on Germany on April 8, 1945. He was the first of his area of Dorchester to enlist on February 11, 1941.  Captain Roper was 25 years of age.


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January 3, 2022

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