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Celebration at lake for local POW

When William Robinson arrived home to Roanoke Rapids in 1973, after 2,703 days as a prisoner of war in various North Vietnamese prison camps, his father simply said his son “looked beautiful.” Robinson is being honored during the American Veterans Tribute Fourth of July celebration Saturday, near Pea Hill Creek on Lake Gaston. The AVT celebration begins at 2 p.m. with a pre-concert by Legends & Outlaws and Robinson’s arrival scheduled for 4:30 p.m.

Date Updated: 
Sunday, June 25, 2017