Billerica (MA) Firefighter, 39, Dies of Occupational Cancer

Photo: International Association of Firefighters

Billerica Firefighter Patrick Corbett died Tuesday.

Corbett died after a three-year battle with Ewing’s Sarcoma. A former member of the U.S. Marine Corps, where he attained the rank of corporal, Corbett served as a firefighter for more than 10 years, Wicked Local reports.

Corbett and another firefighter were recognized with the Firefighter of the Year Heroic Award for helping to rescue a fellow firefighter whose mask had malfunctioned. Corbett leaves behind a wife and four children.

Read more about him at Wicked Local.

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