Civil Air Patrol

Congressional Gold Medal

Pat Shely

Kentuckian 2nd Lieutenant Mary Pat Shely joined the Kentucky Wing of the Civil Air Patrol in 1942. She taught herself to fly the Piper Cub her father bought her and flew with the Lexington Squadron.

For her faithful wartime service, National Headquarters, Civil Air Patrol, United States Air Force Auxiliary is pleased to announce that 2nd Lieutenant Shely has been awarded the Congressional Gold Medal.

The award ceremony will take place on Sunday, August 5:00 at the Aviation Museum of Kentucky in Lexington.

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Article about Pat Shely in the Winchester Sun and receiving the Good Neighbor Award.

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