CAP’s World War II volunteers may soon be recognized

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MAXWELL AIR FORCE BASE, Ala. – Civilian volunteers who served during World War II may soon be recognized for their service with the Congressional Gold Medal.

U.S. Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, has introduced S. 309 and U.S. Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Texas, has introduced H.R. 755 in the 113th Congress to honor the founding members of Civil Air Patrol who used their own aircraft to conduct combat operations and other emergency missions during World War II.

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