Helen B. Layn died at home on Sept. 16, 2011, at the age of 89. She was born June 30, 1922, in Hinesburg, the daughter of Roy and Ila (Little) Burritt. She completed her nursing training at the Mary Fletcher Hospital in Burlington. Upon graduation she entered the Army Nurse Corps and in 1944 was shipped to France with a field hospital. During her time overseas her field hospital was one of many that supported the Battle of the Bulge in Germany. She was awarded the European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal with two Bronze Medals, the American Campaign Medal, and the World War II Victory Medal.
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