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« on: May 13, 2019, 12:26:28 PM »

I noticed Eclipse posted a three part series on this subject, but it was missing content and locked over time.

In early 1987 I joined Civil Air Patrol. That summer, I spent a week with my grandparents in DC and I shared the news. My grandfather disappeared to the basement and returned with the May 1956 edition of National Geographic Magazine with a full spread about the program. I looked at the magazine the entire week and was so excited to be a part of it.

I wish I had asked for it or sought it out when they passed a few years ago.

Fortunately, there is this cool thing call the internet where I found that edition online. Even more cool is I spent less than $20 and got two copies of it from eBay.

Here it is. Someone scanned it and uploaded it.

Some pics from the upload...

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« Reply #1 on: May 13, 2019, 06:12:45 PM »

AWESOME!  :clap:
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« Reply #2 on: May 14, 2019, 03:58:38 PM »

I joined in the fall of 1987.  My grandmother got me that National Geographic and Colby's "This is your Civil Air Patrol" book.

Grandparents are so great!
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« Reply #3 on: May 15, 2019, 11:09:29 AM »

Thank you for sharing.  I'm definitely going to check it out.
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