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Carl W. Cole
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1960's CIVIL AIR PATROL SQUADRON IN FORT SMITH, ARKANSAS
 
This was intended to be a repository for newspaper clippings and other memorabilia from our squadron in Fort Smith, Arkansas in the early 1960's.
 
I actually had fewer items to place here than I'd hoped: a couple of newpaper articles and a couple of certificates that my mother had had put away.
If that's all there is, I can leave them here as personal memorabilia in the "Family" section of the website but I'm hoping that these items will be a seed to motivate other members of the squadron to locate other stuff that they may have stashed somewhere.
 
HERE'S A REQUEST OR CHALLENGE TO OTHER MEMBERS OF OUR OLD SQUADRON:
 
Dig through old photo albums, scrapbooks, boxes in the attic, etc. and see what you can find:   newsapaper articles, certificates, uniform patches, . . . .    Or, just write down any stories that you can remember.
 
Send me scans or copies of what you find and I'll try to organize them into some kinda' electronic museum that we can all share.
(If you don't have access to a scanner and want to send me the originals, I'll be glad to scan them and return the originals to you.)
 
I don't know what became of the squadron in subsequent years but my rather chauvanistic view is that ours may have been a unique period in the squadron's history.  In the early sixties, we took a small group of just a few cadets to an active squadron of a maybe a couple dozen cadets.  By the middle sixties, we'd graduated from high school and many of us went off to serve in Vietnam.  Unique to the squadron or not, it was a special part of our lives and worthy of some celebration.
 
Copyright 2004, 2005 Carl W. Cole
If I keep a green bough in my heart, the singing bird will come. ~ Chinese proverb