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WWII Civil Air Patrol members wanted

Did you or someone you know serve in the Civil Air Patrol during World War II?

The CAP wants to know. The Patrol is looking for members who were at least 18-years old and served between December 7th, 1941 an August 1945.

The search is prompted by legislation pending in Congress that would award a single congressional medal to the air patrol and recognize members for their service.

"Once those members are contacted and the information on them is corroborated then we would like to set up interviews with them and get the interviews up to congress and national headquarters of the Civil Air Patrol." Lt. Col. Marl L. McCraken, Georgia Wing Civil Air Patrol, Emergency Dir.

The CAP say stories from living members who served during the war will help the effort to get that congressional metal.

Relatives of deceased members are also encouraged to contact them.

Names along with contact information should be sent to : Civil Air Patrol Public Affairs, 105 S. Hansell St. Maxwell AFB, Alabama, 36112 or e-mail: ppa@capnhq.gov.

You can also contact Lt. Col. Marl L. McCracken at (229) 439-2689 or marllynn@bellsouth.net

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