Major Joseph A. Tringali, CAP, explains how he came to be involved in a great organization:
son John began flying with the Civil Air Patrol when he was 15, and soloed when he was 16, the minimum possible
age. Because of the untimely death of our commanding officer, I found myself moved from legal officer to Commander of
TAK Squadron. One of the proudest days of my life was the day I pinned on John's pilot's wings. Today,
he is a C-17 pilot with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Air Force -- and still flying. Elizabeth
is a Physician Assistant. This newspaper article from 1989 tells the story."