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Cadet Receives Prestigious Mitchell Award

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La Crosse, WI (WXOW) - LA CROSSE, Wis. (WXOW) - Colton Wilbur has worked hard the last three years to be the best cadet in the Civil Air Patrol. 

Saturday at the Civil Air Patrol Headquarters he received one of the most prestigious awards a cadet can get. The Billy Mitchell Award is awarded to cadets who passes a series of exams, physical tests and leadership activities. 

He is the Flight Commander and 2nd Lieutenant in his squadron and competed as a member of the State Champion Ground Search and Rescue Team. 

He hopes to be able to reach higher ranks before he can enlist in the Air-force. 

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