Steven A. Doerner, #261, 19?? – 1976
C/Col Steven A. Doerner, who earned Spaatz Award number 261 in 1974 as a Delaware Wing cadet, which was presented by then-Vice President Gerald Ford, perished in a tragic non-CAP aircraft during the Thanksgiving holidays in 1976. While a student at Embry Riddle Aeronautical University in Florida, C/Col Doerner traveled home Delaware aboard a private aircraft. His tragic loss occured near the Carolina-South Carolina border during the return trip to Florida in was believed to be a weather-related accident. Nearly 30 years later, CAP members who personally knew Steve remember him as an outstanding and a promising young man of character.