Lindy Plain Speaks About His Duty During World War II.

Staff Writer

Lindy Palin of Derby is one of the last surviving World War II veterans. Palin like many of the young men at the time enlisted because they felt that they needed to do something after the bombing of Pearl Harbor. He enlisted in the Air Force in early 1942, but was not called up until 1943. Palin at the age of 20, who was working in Hartford, Connecticut when he enlisted, returned home because he wanted Vermont to get the credits the government was offering to states for each person who signed up for service. Palin was one of the remaining World War II veterans recognized at the Vermont Air National Guard Base in South Burlington in August.