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Tenn. Man Marks 57 Years With Civil Air Patrol

Civil Air Patrol was created on Dec. 1, 1941, less than a week before the attack on Pearl Harbor. To mark the organization's 75th anniversary, Murfreesboro (Tenn.) Mayor Shane McFarland formally proclaimed Dec. 1 as Civil Air Patrol Day. McFarland met with Lt. Col Brian Hughes, commander of the Murfreesboro's squadron, and others from the unit, which is also recognizing the 57-year service of Lt. Col. Tom Fedyzkowski. Fedyzkowski talked about CAP’s history and his longtime commitment to the organization in an interview with Nancy De Gennaro of the Daily News Journal. ... (Dec. 16)

Daily News Journal (Murfreesboro, Tenn.)


Fla. Civil Air Patrol Marks Birthday With Growing Chapters

They may be few in number here in Lakeland, Florida, but their importance can't be emphasized too much. Members from central Florida are marking CAP's birthday with growing chapters while others are hosting open houses or telling about CAP through their local television stations. Here is a sampling of stories from across the country, all celebrating the organization's 75th anniversary: .... (Dec. 1)

Hutchinson, Minn.

Sioux Falls, S.D.

Cartersville, Ill.

Horseheads, N.Y.

Green Valley, Ariz.


Civil Air Patrol Celebrates 75 years of Serving South Carolina

South Carolina Educational Television (ETV) profiled the South Carolina Wing of Civil Air Patrol in a recent “Palmetto Scene” segment. The 3-minute, 30-second video features Wing Commander Col. Francis Smith and examines the wing's many missions, acting as a fitting tribute to CAP’s 75 years of service in the Palmetto State. ... (Oct. 21)
South Carolina ETV (Columbia, S.C.) 


‘Dakota Life’ Observes CAP’s 75th Anniversary

RFD-TV's “Dakota Life” takes viewers to South Dakota’s highways and byways to find the stories that make life in the state unique. Recently, the show took a look at Civil Air Patrol and its 75 years of service. Lt. Col. Gary Rae, whose father was one of CAP’s founding members; South Dakota Wing Col. John Seten; and Maj. Todd Epp are among those interviewed for the 6:46-minute segment, which reveals much about the wing’s service to the Mount Rushmore State. ... (Oct. 12)

RFD-TV (Nashville, Tenn.)


Civil Air Patrol Protected Home Front in World War II

Texas Tech researcher John W. McCullough has chronicled the work of Civil Air Patrol during World War II and the role the Lone Star State played in the volunteer effort. His article was posted over the weekend in the Plainview Daily Herald. CAP, founded in the earliest days of the war, celebrates its 75th anniversary this year. ... (Sept. 2)

MyPlainview.com (Texas)
 

CAP Celebrates 75 Years of Service, Flight Seventy-five years ago, the world was at war.

While thousands traveled overseas to fight, there were many who volunteered to protect America's coasts -- and Civil Air Patrol was born. ... (July 18)

Montgomery (Ala.) Advertiser
 

Volunteers In The Sky: Civil Air Patrol Maintains Mission That Began Before WWII

Civil Air Patrol has a rich history of selfless public service throughout America but especially in the state of Delaware, where subchasers flew from its shores during World War II. Two of these men, pilot Maj. Hugh Sharp and observer Lt. Eddie Edwards, became the first civilians ever to be awarded the U.S. Air Medal after performing a daring rescue when a CAP plane had engine trouble and went down off the coast with a crew of two. ... (May 29)

Delaware State News
 

75th Anniversary Featured on AOPA Website

Civil Air Patrol’s launch of its 75th anniversary is front and center on the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) website. Associate Editor Web/ePilot David Tulis attended CAP’s anniversary kickoff reception Feb. 25 in Arlington, Virginia, and filed this report, complete with photos from the celebration. ... (March 4)

AOPA.org (Frederick, Md.)

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