HISTORICAL NOTES - Number 5a
August 1993 -2006
The Civil Air Patrol Hall of Honor
By Colonel Leonard A. Blascovich, CAP-Historian
The Civil Air Patrol Hall of Honor concept was developed in
, and approved by the NationalExecutive Committee on the 3rd of June 1972
Civil Air Patrol's Hall of Honor
pay tribute to individuals, past and present, who were instrumental in establishing theorganization or contributed to its positive development over the years.
The Civil Air Patrol Hall of Honor exhibit, is located at the United States Air Force Museum atWright-Patterson Air Force Base, Dayton, Ohio, and was dedicated on May 31, 1974.Congratulations and accolades were sent by the 37th President Richard Nixon, andcommanders of the Major Air Force Commands The USAF said " The inclusion of the Civil AirPatrol's Hall of Honor in the Air Force Museum is a significant milestone in its 33 years of volunteer service to the nation. For the past 26 years --since May 1948 - CAP has been the U.S.Air Force auxiliary. This affinity, which has grown stronger with each passing year, has seen thishumanitarian organization grow to a national force of trained, dedicated people available to allAmericans .
anyone, anywhere, anytime
". The display contains Civil Air Patrol memorabilia anda bronze plaque in the likeness of each inductee, listing offices held and inclusive dates.
To date (August 1993)
members have been inducted and so honored and made a part of CAP's illustrious history. Please look closely at the following list, it reflect a microcosm of individuals that were foremost in their time and accomplishments which stand out above others.In retrospect all have made major impacts and contributions in the formation, command andcontinuation of the Civil Air Patrol its concepts and programs.1-Gill Robb Wilson* ...1972 17-Zack T. Mosley* ...19762-Carl A. Spaatz* ...1972 18-Robert H. Herweh* ...19793-D. Harold Byrd* ...1972 19-Mervin K.Strickler ...19794-William C. Whelen ...1972 20-Thomas C. Casaday ...19805-Paul W. Turner* ...1972 21-Louisa S. Morse ...19826-Lyle W. Castle ...1972 22-Gordon T. Weir* ...19827-F. Ward Reilly* ...1972 23-Johnnie Boyd ...19838-Clara E. Livingston* ...1972 24-William D. Madsen* ...19859-Joseph S. Bergin* ...1972 25-Lester L. Wolff ...198510-Alan C. Perkinson ...1972 26-Larry D. Miller* ...198611-Lucas V. Beau* ...1973 27-Obed A. Donaldson* ...198712-Edwin Lyons* ...1973 28-John V. Sorenson* ...198713-Earle L. Johnson* ...1974 29-Paul E. Garber* ...198814-S. Hallock duPont,.Jr ...1974 30-Guy P. Gannett* ...199215-James C. Carter ...1974 31-Troy G. Sullivan* ...199216-William M. Patterson ...1976 32- Warren J. Barry ...1993*Deceased
There has always been some controversy amongst past and present CAP members whether ornot some of the individuals inducted to the Civil Air Patrol's Hall of Honor, might not fit theprofile as the original concept outlined. But most, if not all inductee's, in their way have made a"
" contribution to Civil Air Patrol.
"Those who have long enjoyed such privileges as we enjoy, forget in time that men have died to win them".
Speech by 32d President
Franklin D Roosevelt
, 12/14/41 to Congress on the Bill of Rights, 150th Anniversary.
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