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Brig. Gen. du Pont Passes at 84; Led CAP from 1970-1973

Brig. Gen. S. Hallock “Hal” du Pont Jr., who served as the equivalent of CAP national commander from October 1970-October 1973, died Feb. 23 at his home in Vero Beach, Florida. He was 84.

Du Pont headed the organization as the seventh chairman of its National Board. He was the next to last to fill that post, and at age 30 was the youngest ever to do so.

The position of national commander was created in September 1975.

In 1974 he was the 14th inductee into the Civil Air Patrol Hall of Honor, created two years earlier.