Press Release

Posthumous medal ceremony slated in Stockton Springs

STOCKTON SPRINGS, Maine — U.S. Sen. Susan Collins will deliver remarks and present the Distinguished Flying Cross with Valor to the family of Jerry W. Dobbins, a town resident who was killed in action in World War II.

The posthumous medal ceremony will be held at 10:55 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 9, at Stockton Springs Town Hall, in the town meeting room on the lower level, 217 Main St.

 Jerry W. Dobbins was killed in action in 1943 when his B-17 bomber crashed in Southern France during a WWII raid on German submarines.

Lance Weddell, past commander of the Jerry W. Dobbins Post of The American Legion in Stockton Springs, was presented  Vietnam Campaign and Service medals on Oct. 8.

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