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A rare honor for a unique man

Robert Dunn of North Liberty receives Congressional Gold Medal in Cedar Rapids
The Dunn family; Jerry (at left), Robert, Scott, Trisha and Bob, show the Congressional Gold Medals awarded to Robert and the late Jean Dunn for their service in the Civil Air Patrol during World War II. The medals were presented during a brief ceremony Thursday, June 7 at the Veterans Memorial Building in Cedar Rapids. (photo by Chris Umscheid)

CEDAR RAPIDS– Robert Dunn has joined a very elite group. The 85-year-old North Liberty resident was presented with a Congressional Gold Medal Thursday, June 7, at the Veterans Memorial Building in Cedar Rapids. The medal was in recognition of Dunn’s service as a Cadet in the Civil Air Patrol (CAP) during World War II and presented by Col. Joe Hackett, Commander of the Iowa Wing of the United States Air Force Auxiliary (better known as the CAP).

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