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Elizabeth “Libby” Daggit Haynes is congratulated for her receipt of the CAP Congressional Gold Medal. From left are William Haynes, son; Elizabeth “Libby” Daggit Haynes; Cadet Isabella Altieri; Col. Bruce Heinlein, CAP National Capital Wing Commander; Allison Silberberg, City of Alexandria mayor; and Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Judy Fedder, CAP Board of Governors.

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Alexandria: WWII Cadet Receives CAP Congressional Gold Medal

Haynes joined Civil Air Patrol in 1942.

It’s not everyday someone can say they’ve earned a pilot’s license before their driver’s license, or went on to join the U.S. Air Force and then attend MIT at their own expense. Such is the case of longtime Alexandria resident, mother of four, Elizabeth “Libby” Daggit Haynes, 89, a World War II Civil Air Patrol (CAP) Cadet.


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