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Middlebury man flew combat missions as chopper pilot in Vietnam


TWENTY-THREE-YEAR-OLD Allan D. Hamilton leaves the Naples, Fla., home he helped build on the way to his service in the Vietnam War in late summer 1967. In his right hand he carries his helmet, which Hamilton called his “brain bucket.” Photo courtesy of Allan D. Hamilton

MIDDLEBURY — U.S. Army helicopter pilot Allan David Hamilton was a light sleeper in Vietnam.

Vermont Legion posts adapting to the pandemic


VERMONT AMERICAN LEGION Commander Ron LaRose of Bristol says social distancing because of the coronavirus pandemic has hurt Legion posts, though Addison County posts are financially strong enough to weather this storm.

ADDISON COUNTY — As is the case with all nonprofit organizations, American Legion posts locally and statewide have had to take steps to continue to fulfill their mission during the COVID-19 pandemi

Groups learn to serve veterans from a distance


DR. DAN O’ROURKE (onscreen) of the VA Medical Center in White River Junction conducts a test call at the Virtual Living Room telemedicine center at Bristol American Legion Post 19 when the private room opened this past February. Local veterans can communicate with their doctors via video feed for some appointments, instead of driving or riding long distances to see them in person. Independent file photo/Christopher Ross

A message went up on the Facebook page for American Legion Post 14 in Vergennes this past March 16.

Scouts spruce up Veterans Memorial Park


AN 1862 “PARROTT RIFLE” cannon manufactured at the West Point Foundry in New York stands guard in front of the Veterans Memorial Obelisk on the Bristol Town Green, where Scouts will hold a commemorative ceremony on Veterans Day. Independent photo/Steve James

BRISTOL — Scout Troop 543, which servers youngsters in the Bristol area, is planning to perform a community service project at Veterans Memorial on the Bristol Town Green on Veterans Day, Nov.

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