Cary D. Bassani, #416, 1957 – 2003
Cary Bassani was active at the Yakima Squadron (Washington Wing) as a cadet in the late 60’s and early 70’s. During that time, he was very active in the startup and operation of Camp ESTA (WAWG’s East Side Training Academy), contributing both time and money to the construction of the facilities and was, along with several other cadets from Yakima, Wenatchee, Moses Lake and Ephrata Squadrons, very active in the program.
Cary, along with Lt Col “Red” Young, started and executed the WAWG Challenger Program for about 12 years. Later, Cary was on WA Wing Staff and was instrumental in writing the ES Training Syllabus for Washington Wing Special Schools.
Cary was involved with Washington wing for a number of years before he became an inactive member and moved to Illinois. Cary continued to support Camp ESTA and Washington Wing even though he was living in Illinois. He maintained his support of CAP as a patron member until passing away at the age of 46.