Congressional Gold Medal Ceremony for Civil Air Patrol

Congress awarded the Congressional Gold Medal to the World War II members of the Civil Air Patrol in recognition of their “military service and… read more

Congress awarded the Congressional Gold Medal to the World War II members of the Civil Air Patrol in recognition of their “military service and exemplary record during World War II.” Former Representative Lester Wolff (D-NY), a member of the New York wing of the Civil Air Patrol during World War II, and Civil Air Patrol National Commander Maj. Gen. Joseph Vasquez accepted the award.

The Civil Air Patrol was created in 1941 as a possible supplement to the military in times of need. It was used extensively during World War II to provide humanitarian aid and as a combat unit. The Civil Air Patrol was made up entirely of civilian volunteers who used their own aircraft to assist the U.S. military in many capacities. The patrol was officially established as an auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force in 1948. close

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Program ID:
323189-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Ceremony
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Jan 17, 2015 | 7:14pm EST | C-SPAN 3
Last Aired:
Jan 02, 2016 | 7:15am EST | C-SPAN 3

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  • Jan 17, 2015 | 7:14pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Jan 17, 2015 | 11:15pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Jan 25, 2015 | 11:15am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Jan 01, 2016 | 10:40am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Jan 01, 2016 | 7:15pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Jan 02, 2016 | 7:15am EST | C-SPAN 3
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