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Sandy Springs Civil Air Patrol Squadron turns 50
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Special / Tom Torre / From left, Cadet Patrick Clapp, the incoming cadet commander; Lt. Col. Brian Berry, squadron historian; and Cadet Ashton Seibel of the Civil Air Patrol’s Sandy Springs Cadet Squadron present a model of a World War I airplane piloted by the cartoon character Snoopy to disabled Vietnam War veteran Joe Congleton as Congleton’s brother-in-law, Ken Wilson; and sister, Nancy Wilson; look on. Congleton designed the squadron’s Snoopy-themed patch in 1967.
Special / Tom Torre / From left, Cadet Patrick Clapp, the incoming cadet commander; Lt. Col. Brian Berry, squadron historian; and Cadet Ashton Seibel of the Civil Air Patrol’s Sandy Springs Cadet Squadron present a model of a World War I airplane piloted by the cartoon character Snoopy to disabled Vietnam War veteran Joe Congleton as Congleton’s brother-in-law, Ken Wilson; and sister, Nancy Wilson; look on. Congleton designed the squadron’s Snoopy-themed patch in 1967.
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Special / Tom Torre / From left, disabled Vietnam War veteran Joe Congleton and Lt. Col Brian Berry admire a model of a World War I plane piloted by the cartoon character Snoopy, after the Civil Air Patrol’s Sandy Springs Cadet Squadron presented it to him. Congleton designed the squadron’s Snoopy-themed patch in 1967.
Special / Tom Torre / From left, disabled Vietnam War veteran Joe Congleton and Lt. Col Brian Berry admire a model of a World War I plane piloted by the cartoon character Snoopy, after the Civil Air Patrol’s Sandy Springs Cadet Squadron presented it to him. Congleton designed the squadron’s Snoopy-themed patch in 1967.
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Special / Tom Torre / U.S. Military Academy nominee Grant Miller, left, of Roswell, and U.S. Naval Academy nominee Ashton Seibel, right, of Cumming, listen as U.S. Air Force Academy Cadet Joshua Torre, center, of Cumming, discusses how he earned his nomination. All three are members of the Sandy Springs Cadet Squadron, Civil Air Patrol.
Special / Tom Torre / U.S. Military Academy nominee Grant Miller, left, of Roswell, and U.S. Naval Academy nominee Ashton Seibel, right, of Cumming, listen as U.S. Air Force Academy Cadet Joshua Torre, center, of Cumming, discusses how he earned his nomination. All three are members of the Sandy Springs Cadet Squadron, Civil Air Patrol.
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Special / Tom Torre / Cadet Patrick Clapp, center, speaks to cadets of the Sandy Springs Cadet Squadron, Civil Air Patrol, at the unit’s 50th anniversary open house after accepting cadet command of the squadron. Looking on are, from left, Maj. Daniel H. Fisher, squadron commander; Cadet Ethan Jones, unit color bearer; and Cadet Grant Miller, outgoing cadet commander.
Special / Tom Torre / Cadet Patrick Clapp, center, speaks to cadets of the Sandy Springs Cadet Squadron, Civil Air Patrol, at the unit’s 50th anniversary open house after accepting cadet command of the squadron. Looking on are, from left, Maj. Daniel H. Fisher, squadron commander; Cadet Ethan Jones, unit color bearer; and Cadet Grant Miller, outgoing cadet commander.
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The Sandy Springs Cadet Squadron, a local unit of the Civil Air Patrol, recently hosted about 75 members and guests for a special 50th anniversary open house at its headquarters at St. Jude the Apostle Catholic Church’s school auditorium.

“We welcomed the entire community to learn more about our squadron, its proud history and accomplishments and the Civil Air Patrol,” Squadron Commander Maj. Dan Fisher said.

The Civil Air Patrol was established Dec. 1, 1941, and the Sandy Springs Cadet Squadron was chartered exactly 22 years later, Dec. 1, 1963. The open house was part of the anniversary observance designed to create a greater awareness of the unit’s presence and contributions in the community. The night’s activities included a special review of the squadron’s history and recent activities, and recognition of members from throughout its history. Cadets from the unit were present to greet visitors and explain patrol’s missions for America.

The squadron meets each Wednesday from 7 to 9:30 p.m. at the church, 7171 Glenridge Drive.

Information: visit www.GA045.org.
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