Started by wrpawson, July 13, 2007, 05:38:04 AM
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Quote from: Smithsonia on April 12, 2010, 04:21:08 AMCol. Wiest;I am headed to northern New Mexico and the B-24 crash site in November 1942. This crash was the first (one of two) officialfirst SAR missions of CAP. Because of snow on the mountain tops we won't make it to the actual site, but we know where it is and have permission from the owner for access later in the summer. So this is mostly information gathering and site seeing. We'll have pictures, details, and contacts by the time I get back on Wednesday Night. Why? Well the scenery is amazing, I love the mountain back country, and this is one heck of a great story with tons of turns twists and surprises. When we finally get it ready for publication in 2012 - to coincide with the 70th anniversary - it'll knock your socks off. We've tracked the various families of this event, the descendants of the rescued and CAP members. The concentric circles of salvation are remarkable. In this case CAP saved an aircrew, and an eventual US state department negotiators, head of the US census, doctors, lawyers, legislators, and even a governor. When we rescue one - we save all of the unborn off spring. We save hundreds of people through time. We don't just save lives, we save generations of lives. Thanks for your work on Gill Robb Wilson. Keep it up. All the best.
Quote from: RiverAux on March 28, 2010, 09:46:48 PMI would be very careful in asserting that your squadron is descended from a Coastal Patrol base. While I will be the first to admit that CAP has no rules regarding unit lineage, in my opinion merely being based at the same site does not automatically mean that your unit can say that you are descended from one of the coastal patrol base units. This doesn't mean that in writing the history of CAP in that town, that you can' mention the base, but I believe that is as far as you should go. Now, there is at least one member here on CAPTalk who disagrees with me on this issue in general and thinks that pretty much anything goes in terms of unit lineage so you can take your pick in who you would like to listen to.
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