- Associated Press - Sunday, June 29, 2014

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) - The oldest known surviving member of the Vermont Air National Guard and a businessman known for his generous support of Guard members and their families were honored this weekend at a fundraiser for the nonprofit Vermont Guard Charitable Foundation.

Ninety-five-year-old Col. Burton Paquin, who signed up to serve in 1946, was among those honored Saturday during the Green Ribbons Vermont Guard Appreciation event for both Army and Air National Guard members. The Burlington Free Press reports that (http://bfpne.ws/1rMl0a7 ) the other award went to 9-year-old Tony Pomerleau, a businessman and philanthropist.

The foundation is a nonprofit group that helps meet the emergency financial needs of Guard members and their families.

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Information from: The Burlington Free Press, http://www.burlingtonfreepress.com