Ex-POWs honored at Bristol banquet

BRISTOL — Bristol American Legion recently hosted its annual Ex-POW Banquet for the Vermont Chapter No. 1 Ex-POWs. There were a total of 65 in attendance including nine ex-prisoners of war from around Vermont.
Most of the ex-POWs are from World War II. There is one local Ex-POW, Roger Layn, who lives in Monkton. The rest of the attendees were family and friends of the ex-POWs along with senior officers of the Department of Vermont American Legion.
The guest speaker was Lt. Col. Gregory Knight, who is the deputy commander, 124th Regiment (RTI), Vermont Army National Guard. Knight lives in Huntington with his wife, Tracy, and four children. He has served one tour in Iraq and has held many positions in the Vermont National Guard. His presentation focused on the status of the Vermont Army National Guard on where it has been and where it is going in the future.

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