Carlson reaches 50 year milestone
During the evening of 16 August 2016, Capt Don Carlson was presented with Civil Air Patrol’s fifty-year membership service award.
Northwest Group commander Lt Col James Delaney, along with the local squadron commander Capt Christopher Kirchoff, presented Capt Carlson the award during a ceremony at the R I Bong Senior Squadron headquarters at Richard I. Bong Airport (Superior WI).
Capt Carlson started as a cadet with Civil Air Patrol back in 1962. He served for four years as a cadet.
Later, after a short break in service, he rejoined CAP back in 1971 as a senior member in the R. I. Composite Squadron where he has served for forty-six years.
Civil Air Patrol, as an organization, is now seventy-five years old; accordingly, Capt Carlson has been serving Civil Air Patrol for two-thirds of its existence, a great accomplishment.
Capt Carlson was also presented with a lifetime CAP membership card. Capt Carlson has been a vital member of the R. I. Bong Senior Squadron. He was instrumental in getting the current multi-purpose hangar funded and constructed.