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Vermont Squadron Helps Restore Vandalized Historic Gravesites

VTWG patchMembers of the Vermont Wing’s Bennington Composite Squadron stepped up recently to help repair vandals’ damage to gravesites at a local historic cemetery.

More than 200 historical markers dating back to before the Revolutionary War were overturned or damaged in Village Cemetery, in central Bennington.

 The Civil Air Patrol members, adults and cadets alike, were part of a flood of volunteers who turned out to remedy the damage.

First Lt. Peter Steinerman, Vermont Wing public affairs officer, credited Cadet Chief Master Sgt. Kale Bushee for helping spearhead the Bennington squadron's participation,  having “organized (it) in a very rapid fashion."

The CAP contingent “made a substantial contribution to the repair of the damaged gravesites," Steinerman said.

“Their presence and hard work reflected well on the Vermont Wing and the core values of Civil Air Patrol,” he added.