Guilford M. Payson

Staff Sgt. Guilford M. Payson was a ball-turret gunner in the U.S. Air Force, Unit 376. He received the Presidential Unit Citation and an Air Medal with six oak leaf clusters while serving his country WWII. He lived in Hope all his life and served as assistant fire chief of the Hope Volunteer Fire Dept when it first started. Guilford was also road commissioner for Hope many years.

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