WWII 2nd lieutenant laid to rest

{youtube}7atS4HKIIQ0{/youtube} BAR HARBOR — Although his body has never been recovered, the memory of 2nd Lt. George Hout of Bar Harbor, who disappeared while flying a mission in India in 1944 during World War II, was laid to rest Saturday at the Ledgelawn Avenue Cemetery in Bar Harbor.

Area boy scouts, American Legion members, Patriot Guard motorcycle riders and Maine’s First Lady Ann LePage were in attendance. A flag was presented to Lt. Hout’s closest relative, his sister, Norma Spurling of Bar Harbor.

For photos from the service, click here.

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Former Islander editor Earl Brechlin first discovered Mount Desert Island 35 years ago and never left. The author of seven guide and casual history books, he is a Registered Maine Guide and has served as president of the Maine and New England Press Associations. He and his wife live in Bar Harbor.

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