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Civil Air Patrol cadets honored

Cadet 2d Lt. Rebekah Schrader and Cadet 2nd Lt. Beau Braun of the Bemidji Civil Air Patrol were presented with the Gen. Billy Mitchell Award Aug. 16. They passed a number of written and physical fitness tests before receiving the honor. Only 15 percent of Civil Air Patrol cadets receive the Mitchell Award; the Bemidji squadron has presented six awards in the past five years. From left are Beltrami County Commissioner Joe Vene; Hubbard County Sheriff Frank Homer; Bemidji Mayor Richard Lehman; Schrader; Lt...

Cadet 2d Lt. Rebekah Schrader and Cadet 2nd Lt. Beau Braun of the Bemidji Civil Air Patrol were presented with the Gen. Billy Mitchell Award Aug. 16. They passed a number of written and physical fitness tests before receiving the honor. Only 15 percent of Civil Air Patrol cadets receive the Mitchell Award; the Bemidji squadron has presented six awards in the past five years. From left are Beltrami County Commissioner Joe Vene; Hubbard County Sheriff Frank Homer; Bemidji Mayor Richard Lehman; Schrader; Lt. Col. Keith Bischoff, Civil Air Patrol Group 1 commander; Braun; Capt. Robin Helgager, squadron commander; Beltrami County Sheriff Phil Hodapp; and Beryl Wernberg, Beltrami County Emergency Services director. Submitted Photo

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