RIP Bill Knight, troop greeter at Bangor airport
If you did a deployment that ran through the Bangor Airport at some point, you probably met Bill. Sad news today from Bangor, via my friend Paul Szoldra from Business Insider:
A veteran of World War II well-known for greeting thousands of troops leaving for or returning from war in the Middle East has died at the age of 91, Bangor Daily News reports.
Bill Knight, a 32-year Navy veteran, died at the Maine Veterans Home on Christmas Day.
Knight was a dedicated troop greeter, estimated to have welcomed home more than half-a-million troops at Bangor International Airport, WABI reports.
I don't specifically remember meeting Bill, but that might be because I had a whole slew of family members meet me at the airport when I came through. (I was born a Mainer.) If you haven't seen the documentary "The Way We Get By" you should make some time to see it, and get to know Bill: