ADVANCE FOR USE SUNDAY, MAY 19, 2013 AND THEREAFTER - This undated image provided by Capt. Bobby Rice shows Ron Poirier fishing for tuna. As a young Marine electronics technician at Cam

 

              ADVANCE FOR USE SUNDAY, MAY 19, 2013 AND THEREAFTER - This undated image provided by Capt. Bobby Rice shows Ron Poirier fishing for tuna. As a young Marine electronics technician at Cam
ADVANCE FOR USE SUNDAY, MAY 19, 2013 AND THEREAFTER - This undated image provided by Capt. Bobby Rice shows Ron Poirier fishing for tuna. As a young Marine electronics technician at Camp Lejeune in the mid-1970s, Poirier figured he’d dumped hundreds of gallons of toxic solvents onto the ground. It would be decades before he realized that he had unknowingly contributed to the worst drinking water contamination in the country's history - and, perhaps, to his own premature death. "It's just a terrible thing," the 58-year-old veteran said shortly before succumbing to esophageal cancer at a Cape Cod nursing facility on May 3, 2013. (AP Photo/Bobby Rice)