Truman Signs Federal
Maj. Gen. Joseph R. Vazquez
CIVIL AIR PATROL
President Harry Truman
John A. Salvador
INTERIM CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER
signed Public Law 79-476,
INTERIM ASSISTANT CHIEF
federally chartered nonprofit
making Civil Air Patrol a
corporation, on July 1,
1946, in the Oval Office
Julie M. DeBardelaben
with U.S. Army Air Forces
Maj. Gen. Fred L. Anderson,
Johnson, CAP national
Col. Frank A. Blazich Jr., Kristi Carr,
Jennifer Gerhardt, Jennifer S. Kornegay,
Chaplain Lt. Col. Timothy Miner, Sheila
Pursglove and Russell Slater
the time the organization
left, and Col. Earle L.
commander, looking on. At
had existed more than years, having been founded on Dec. 1,
1941. Congress passed a law on May 26, 1948, designating CAP as
the Air Force auxiliary.
Congressional Gold Medal Honors
World War II Service
Civil Air volunteer service protecting the homefront during
Col. Joseph A. Guimond Jr.
NORTHEAST REGION STAFF
World War II through a wide array of missions was honored Dec. 10,
Lt. Col. Steven Solomon
NATIONAL PUBLIC AFFAIRS MANAGER
2014, with a Congressional Gold Medal. In a ceremony at the U.S.
Lt. Col. Paul Cianciolo
NATIONAL MARKETING/SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGER
Capt. Susan Parson
NATIONAL STAN/EVAL OFFICER
Hall, former U.S.
Rep. and CAP
World War II
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Speaker of the
Gen. Joe Vazquez, left, accompanied Wolff for the ceremony,
while, right of Boehner, other legislators participating included Sen.
Mitch McConnell, Republican leader of the Senate; Rep. Michael T.
McCaul of Texas; Rep. Nancy Pelosi, Democratic leader of the House;
and Sen. Harry Reid, Senate majority leader.
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