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A Loss to Our Squadron

posted Jan 20, 2015, 1:47 PM by Scott Dean
1st Lt Bob Bassett

It is with a heavy heart that we say goodbye to a cornerstone of our squadron. At our meeting last Thursday we learned that 1st Lt Bob Bassett had passed away earlier in the day.

We all knew Bob as the guy who was always there, always ready to help, always there with an encouraging word or helping hand. He could sit and talk with anyone and made everyone feel welcome and valued.

As a member of Civil Air Patrol, he embodied our Core values in everything. He was always willing to help with any project, even pulling graveyard fire watches during the Olympic Air Show. In addition to being instrumental in securing our current meeting place, he also served as Historian, earning his Technician Rating in 2011, and as a Testing Officer, helping our cadets to live up to their potential.

There will be a memorial service for Bob at Newbridge Community Church (our meeting place) at 1500 on Sunday, 25 January. The family has invited members of Civil Air Patrol who would like to attend. Please wear a Dress Uniform (CAPM 39-1 Chapter 4)) or semi-formal civilian attire.

Our heartfelt condolences to Linda and the family.