Congressional Gold Medal – Lloyd and Grace Schleicher
Lloyd & Grace Schleicher
November 4, 2018
Bowman Field Administration Building at 2817 Taylorsville Road, Louisville KY
It is a great love story of two people that served in the Civil Air Patrol their entire lives. Lloyd and Grace met in 1944 at a Civil Air Patrol (CAP) meeting. She was 15 and he was 16. They had their engagement party at the CAP Christmas party several years later. They were dedicated to improving their community and serving their country. In addition to his service in CAP, Lloyd was in the Air Force Reserve. He served our country as a pilot and as an architect. Grace provided a homebase in Kentucky to raise their four children while Lloyd traveled where he was needed. When he was not traveling, they were running their Kentucky squadron and serving in Emergency Service missions around the state. Their dedication to their community, state, and nation is being remembered on Nov 4 at 2:00. The ceremony is at the Bowman Field Administration Building. This location makes the ceremony more meaningful because it is the place they met at a CAP meeting and served their CAP careers. Civil Air Patrol is awarding them the Congressional Gold Medal for their service. Their family will accept this honor on their behalf. Special thanks to Bistro Le Relais Restaurant for providing this significant location.
The pictures of Grace and Lloyd were provided by their family.
Picture of the event can be found at HERE.