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Morristown National Guard Armory

Civil Air Patrol, the longtime all-volunteer U.S. Air Force auxiliary, is the newest member of the Ai r Force’s Total Force. In this role, CAP operates a fleet of 560 aircraft, performs about 90 percent of continental U.S. inland search and rescue missions as tasked by the Air Force Rescue Coordination Center and is credited by the AFRCC with saving an average of more than 80 lives annually. CAP’s 66,000 members also perform homeland security, disaster relief and drug interdiction missions at the request of federal, state and local agencies. In addition, CAP plays a leading role in aerospace/STEM education, and its members serve as mentors to over 28,000 young people participating in CAP’s Cadet Programs. or for more information. Visit or for more information.

Group 221 Commander visits Lone Eagle on 10 July 19

Lt Col Kevin Sands, Group 221 Commander, visited and gave us a short character development talk on the importance of faith and how it positively affected the lives of some famous leaders. During his talk he gave examples of how faith affected five people and referred to a book on each. The books are listed below in chronological order of the depicted events.

1) Alvin York, WWI Sergeant Medal of Honor winner for leading an attack, in October 1918, on a German machine gun nest killing at least 25 enemy soldiers and capturing 132. Initially, he claimed conscientious objector status when drafted. See:

2) PT 109, WWII Lt John F. Kennedy, USN, Patrol Torpedo (PT) boat commander, was awarded the Navy and Marine Corps Medal  for his efforts to rescue his crew, see:

3) Unbroken, WWII Lt Louis Zamperini, USAAF, B-24 bombardier, who, after Pacific crash, drifted at sea for 46–47 days, was captured and tortured by the Japanese and later forgave them and became a Christian Evangelist.  See:

4) The Forgotten Hero of My Lai: The Hugh Thompson Story, he helped to stop the My Lai Massacre in a South Vietnamese village known as Sơn Mỹ on March 16, 1968. See:

5) Return with Honor: Captain Scott O’Grady, a former CAP cadet and 1989 Air Force ROTC graduate from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Prescott, Arizona.  During the Bosian War, his F-16 was shot down and he spent six days evading the enemy until rescued by the Marines.  See:

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