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Vermont honors prisoners of war

September 22, 2018

COLCHESTER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont is honoring prisoners of war by recognizing five living survivors.

WPTZ-TV reports that Republican Gov. Phil Scott spoke Friday at a ceremony at Camp Johnson in Colchester.

Each year, events to remember citizens missing in action from conflicts are held on the third Friday in September.

Jericho resident 74-year-old Ralph McClintock served abroad the UUS Pueblo off the coast of North Korea in 1968. He said his spy ship was attacked and captured, and he and his crewman then spent over 11 months in captivity.

Brattleboro resident and 94-year-old Army Air Corps veterans Richard Hamilton said his plane was shot down in Europe during World War II in 1944. He was captured and taken to a camp in German-occupied Poland, and Russians liberated his camp in April 1945.

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