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Squadron 128 Remembers A Legend

Capt Jenny Lynn Burnett and Col Jon Stokes

Mon, April 3, Hawker Senior Squadron 128 observed a “Celebration of Life,” for the late Jeri Truesdell who passed away in Feb at the age of 103. The squadron was joined by Pacific Region Commander and former California Wing Commander, Col Jon Stokes, as well as Chaplain Maj Robert Harris, who delivered the invocation. Jeri first joined CAP at the outbreak of World War II, later training female pilots in the Navy’s Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service – or WAVES.
Our own Capt Jenny Lynn Burnett was instrumental in getting Jeri back in the air at age 100 in one of the Condor Squadron’s AT-6s and getting her to Washington to receive the Congressional Gold Medal.
At the time, Jeri was given lifetime membership in CAP, promoted to the grade of Lieutenant Colonel and given an Exceptional Service Award for her wartime service.

Lt Col Jeri Truesdell at 100