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veteran http://www.addisonindependent.com/taxonomy/term/563/all en Bristol Marine seeks to connect veterans to farming http://www.addisonindependent.com/201411bristol-marine-seeks-connect-veterans-farming <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-26727" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201411bristol-marine-seeks-connect-veterans-farming"><img src="http://www.addisonindependent.com/files/images/JonTurner2886.thumbnail.jpg" alt="JonTurner2886.jpg" title="JonTurner2886.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="156" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> JON TURNER CROUCHES beneath a woven-branch lean-to he built on his Wild Roots Farm in Bristol. Turner, a veteran of the war in Iraq, is in the process of turning his small Lower Notch Road property into a farm where fellow veterans can share their experiences and spend time in the wilderness. Independent photo/Trent Campbell </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Zach Despart </div> </div> </div> <p> <span style="line-height: 20.7999992370605px;">BRISTOL &mdash; By August 2006, exchanging fire with insurgents was so routine that the U.S. Marines in Lance Cpl. Jon Turner&rsquo;s platoon in Ramadi, Iraq, expected it like clockwork.</span></p> <p> So when Turner, just after he rose one morning and began preparing to go out on post, heard the distinctive <em>thoomp</em> of a 120-millimeter mortar fired from outside the compound, he wasn&rsquo;t surprised.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/26728">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201411bristol-marine-seeks-connect-veterans-farming" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bristol bristol Featured Marine Turner veteran Wild Roots Farm Thu, 06 Nov 2014 12:19:54 +0000 Zach Despart 26728 at http://www.addisonindependent.com WWII vet Richard Poquette to lead Memorial Day parade http://www.addisonindependent.com/201105wwii-vet-richard-poquette-lead-memorial-day-parade <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-8034" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201105wwii-vet-richard-poquette-lead-memorial-day-parade"><img src="http://www.addisonindependent.com/files/images/richardpoquette2181.thumbnail.jpg" alt="richardpoquette2181.jpg" title="richardpoquette2181.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="156" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 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 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Ian Trombulak </div> </div> </div> <p> VERGENNES &mdash; 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.</p> <p> This year the parade marshal will be longtime resident and World War II veteran Richard Poquette.</p> <p> 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.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/8023">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201105wwii-vet-richard-poquette-lead-memorial-day-parade" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Vergennes Memorial Day veteran Thu, 26 May 2011 18:00:22 +0000 Ian Trombulak 8023 at http://www.addisonindependent.com