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Cindi
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« on: August 21, 2011, 01:35:01 PM »

Below, circa 1970, the Civil Air Patrol and the Governor of Oregon, from left to right: Cadet Busig, Cadet Kenny, Lt. Col. Dorothy M. Swain, Oregon Governor Tom McCall, Colonel Obed A. "Pancho" Donaldson (CAP Hall of Honor Inductee), Air Force Major James Bassett, Oregon Wing Liason Officer:



Colonel Obed Armstrong "Pancho" Donaldson (May 30, 1907 - Jan. 19, 1988), CAP Hall of Honor Inductee. Pancho was born in Kentucky and died in Portland, Oregon. He was the Oregon Wing commander and the owner of Donaldson's Marina in Portland:
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« Reply #1 on: August 21, 2011, 06:19:49 PM »

I had the honor of meeting Colonel Donaldson the last year he was director of Pacific Region Staff College (1983?), and and the unique opportunity to listen to some of his exploits.

I'm wondering if this is the photo from which his bust was sculpted for the Hall of Honor?
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Charles Wiest
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« Reply #2 on: August 21, 2011, 06:28:04 PM »

I had the honor of meeting Colonel Donaldson the last year he was director of Pacific Region Staff College (1983?), and and the unique opportunity to listen to some of his exploits.

I'm wondering if this is the photo from which his bust was sculpted for the Hall of Honor?

I am not sure what photo they used for Pancho's bust. This photo was of then Governor McCall proclaiming Civil Air Patrol Day in Oregon in 1970. With Colonel "Pancho" Donaldson were the two wing cadets of the year, the Wing Deputy Commander for Cadets and the Air Force Wing Liaison Officer. So little has been posted about Pancho, I thought I would post this 41 year old picture of him. Would love to hear more about his exploits and see more pictures of Colonel Donaldson. Oregon Wing was very active when he was the wing commander.
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« Reply #3 on: August 21, 2011, 08:15:14 PM »

Any history on the white female uniform?
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« Reply #4 on: August 21, 2011, 08:26:23 PM »

It's not a white uniform it's a blue dacron material
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« Reply #5 on: August 21, 2011, 08:31:13 PM »

It's not a white uniform it's a blue dacron material

...Duh, eh? Blues shirts seem white, so I should have assumed that was blue as well. But still, I don't think that combo survives today?
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« Reply #6 on: August 21, 2011, 10:41:59 PM »

It's not a white uniform it's a blue dacron material

...Duh, eh? Blues shirts seem white, so I should have assumed that was blue as well. But still, I don't think that combo survives today?

It was gone by 1983. It's actually a blue and white pinstripe, that looked more white than blue.
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« Reply #7 on: February 14, 2012, 12:27:51 AM »

Mr. John V. “Jack” Sorenson and Colonel Obed "Pancho" Donaldson inducted into the CAP Hall of Honor (circa 1988):

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