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Civil Air Patrol

North Tampa - Lutz Cadet Squadron  

Silver Medal of Valor Award   






         Cadet Senior Master Sergeant Michael Daggett

Silver Medal of Valor

3rd November 2006







Cadet Senior Master Sergeant Michael P. Daggett was awarded with Civil Air Patrol’s Silver Medal of Valor.  The presentation was at the Gaylord Hotel in Orlando , Florida during a National Executive Committee Meeting on the 3rd November 2006.  The Silver Medal of Valor Award was presented by the National Commander Major General Antonio J. Pineda, CAP and the National vice Commander Brigadier General Amy S. Courter, CAP.  This decoration is the highest and most prestigious award any of our members could receive.   It is awarded to those members whom have acted in “distinguished and conspicuous heroic action, at the risk of life, above and beyond the call of normal duty.”


     Cadet Michael P. Daggett of the North Tampa-Lutz Cadet Squadron (Civil Air Patrol) risked his own life to save that of another.  He and his mother Lori Ingles witnessed a vehicle drive off of 1-75 at mile marker 265 while returning home from an emergency services bivouac.  The vehicle struck a pole and then burst into flames thus threatening the life of the adult occupant.  Turning to the values and skills he learned in Civil Air Patrol, and without hesitation, Cadet Daggett immediately called Florida Highway Patrol with the exact location of the accident, grabbed the first aid kit and ran toward the burning vehicle.  He moved the victim to a safe distance from the scene.  When Florida Highway Patrol arrived Cadet Daggett identified himself as a member of CAP and offered to further assist by directing traffic.  While the victim was attempted to be resuscitated by other emergency responders, Cadet Daggett calmed the other witnesses of the accident.  It is because of his heroic actions that Cadet Daggett was recognized.


Diane B. Westcott, Lieutenant Colonel, CAP

North Tampa-Lutz Cadet Squadron  (Civil Air Patrol)


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