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WWII vet Richard Poquette to lead Memorial Day parade

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Posted on May 26, 2011 |
By Ian Trombulak



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RICHARD POQUETTE, A Vergennes resident and World War II Navy combat veteran, is the parade marshal for this year’s Memorial Day parade in Vergennes. Independent photo/Trent Campbell

VERGENNES — The annual Memorial Day parade in Vergennes is a tradition that honors the men and women of the armed forces who died overseas in service of America.

This year the parade marshal will be longtime resident and World War II veteran Richard Poquette.

Like many of his generation, the Vermont native was swept up by the monumental events that rocked the globe. He answered the call and served his country in some of the biggest battles in both the European and Pacific theaters of World War II.

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