Byline: Elaine Thompson
WESTBORO - A military camp in Kabul, Afghanistan, named in honor of a local man killed in Iraq will soon become the U.S. Department of State's largest and most comprehensive guard camp.
Robert and Diane Sullivan of Overlook Drive, parents of the late Stephen E. Sullivan, a special agent for the State Department, were recently notified of the impending expansion of Camp Sullivan.
Sept. 19 will be the fifth anniversary of the death of their son, who was 40 when he and three private American security guards were killed by a suicide car bomber in Mosul, Iraq.
The 1983 Westboro High School graduate was a decorated special agent for the Diplomatic Security Service of the State Department, which has law enforcement powers and security responsibilities for overseas diplomats. He received several awards for his outstanding leadership and service.
The camp was renamed in Mr. Sullivan's honor the year after his death. It is now being expanded, according to an e-mail the parents received from the State Department. Upgrades to the expanded camp are to include classroom buildings, a range, a 50-dog kennel, training areas, a new gym and dining facility.
Mr. Sullivan said his family was tremendously honored that the State Department named the camp after their only son.
"We're very honored and humbled by (the expansion). I'm sure he would have loved it," Mr. Sullivan, a retired Worcester public...