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Private Jonathan Spiers Receives CAP Award

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Submitted by Major Lois Hopwood

Marine Private Jonathan Spiers from Walker, Louisiana was awarded the distinguished Civil Air Patrol Mitchell Award during his recent military leave.  This award shows leadership excellence by being able to pass an exam by at least an 80% score. The program features aerospace, drill and encampment aspects.  Capitol City Composite Squadron hosted a party in honor of Pvt Spiers.  Colonel Art Scarbrough, Louisiana Wing Commander presented the award and, referring to Pvt Spiers, said; “Here stands the future of our nation and Civil Air Patrol.  I am very proud and pleased to have the honor of presenting this award.”  Jonathan received many awards during his time in the Civil Air Patrol including the Mary Feik, Billy Mitchell, Gen Hap Arnold, Capt Eddie Rickenbacker, Gen J F Curry Wright Brothers, Charles Lindbergh, Gen Jimmy Doolittle, Dr Robert H Goddard, and the  Neil A Armstrong awards.  He is a fine example for the cadets of the civil air patrol.  In his words, "My CAP Awards mean just as much to me as my Marine Awards." Jonathan graduated from the United States Marine Corp Recruit Depot  located at Parris Island.  CPVT Spiers is assigned to Camp Lejeune, North Carolina for combat and tactical training.

Jonathan was an active member of the Greenwell Springs Youth Riders for many years.  Bro. Ron Eriickson, Pastor at Central's Future Hope Ministries, was Jonathan's youth director at church.

For more information about CAP or its cadet program, visit gocivilairpatrol.com/html/index.htm or    www.martinsburgcap.com

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