2017-05-17 / Local News

New Civil Air Patrol squadron formed in Camden

By Debbie Lowe
Staff writer

Col. Phil Argenti of the Indiana Wing of the Civil Air Patrol recently announced the Indiana Wing has chartered a new Cadet Squadron, named the Ferrier Cadet Squadron. First Lt. Gary Stanley has been named the squadron’s Commander. The squadron is located within Group I, in Camden.

The unit started as an offshoot of the Grissom Cadet Squadron until there were enough members to form a separate squadron. The unit has large community support, with 20 members on the roster.

The squadron was named after Sgt. Daniel Tweed Ferrier, a Civil War Medal of Honor recipient from Carroll County. Stanley told the Comet the new squadron is an auxiliary of the Air Force and carries out Congressionally Chartered missions and is considered a military group. He said the focus of the group will be ground search and rescue to coordinate with air patrols.

Stanley said the local CAP membership includes 11 adults and nine cadets. He said the new squadron meets Tuesday nights at 7 p.m. at the Camden American Legion.

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