Civil Air Patrol

Congressional Gold Medal Ceremony to be held 12 DEC in New Berlin

CAP-Medal-O-line-art_2000On Dec. 10, Congress awarded the Congressional Gold Medal to the Civil Air Patrol in honor of its founding members’ roles in protecting the homeland against deadly German U-boat attacks during World War II and carrying out other vital wartime domestic missions.

On Dec 12, Colonel Rose Hunt, the Wisconsin Wing Commander, and Secretary John Scocos will present a replica medal to Ms. Winifred Alexy of New Berlin as well as replica medals to the families of deceased CAP World War II veterans who were not able to travel in-person to the Washnigton, D.C. ceremony. The medal ceremony will take place at the The Regency-New Berlin, where Ms. Alexy resides, at 6 p.m. that day.

Veterans and families in attendance at the Dec. 12 event will be: Ms. Winifred Alexy, a World War II CAP veteran; Major Bill Bruring, who was a World War II CAP volunteer, founded the La Crosse-based CAP squadron; Dale Crites, Jr. representing his late father, Dale Crites, Sr.; Gary Crites, representing his late father Dean Crites; June Hammann representing her late husband Norman, James Feiereisen representing his late wife Agnes, Ron Scott representing his father Gilbert Scott, and Cheryl Mackie representing her late mother Charlotte Field.

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