Middle East Region Commander (MER-001): Col Bruce B. Heinlein
South Carolina Wing Commander (SC-001): Col Walter L. Safley
Upstate Group Commander (SC-111): Maj Ronald N. Hardgrave
Squadron Commander (SC-014): Capt Karen L. Taylor
Composite Squadron SC014
Civil Air Patrol
Remembering Our Fallen,
One Wreath at a Time
Civil Air Patrol units across the
country are working with Wreaths Across America to place wreaths on
grave markers at Arlington National Cemetery and at veterans
cemeteries nationwide on December 15th. Greenville Composite
Squadron will be placing wreaths at Woodlawn Memorial Park
in Greenville, South Carolina. The Greenville squadron's goal
is to place wreaths on all veterans' markers in Woodlawn Memorial Park
this year. To do so, we need your help in the form of many donations.
Please help us by sponsoring a single wreath, or more, for this worthwhile
cause. The cost of each wreath is $15. Your support makes all the
difference in making our mission a success. A small portion of your donation will also
provide continuing support for Greenville Composite Squadron. Why
not sponsor wreaths for the members of your family who have served
their country? To help us provide wreaths on our fallen heroes'
on December 15, go to
click the big red 'SPONSOR WREATHS' button for the Woodlawn Memorial Park.
Please help us honor and remember as
many fallen heroes as possible by sponsoring remembrance wreaths,
volunteering on Wreaths Day, or inviting your family and friends to
attend with you.
Thank you so much for supporting Greenville Composite Squadron and
Wreaths Across America!
Welcome to the digital home of Greenville Composite
Squadron, a unit of Civil Air Patrol (CAP), the official civilian
auxiliary of the United States Air Force. Greenville Composite
Squadron is based in Greenville, South Carolina, and primarily
serves Greenville County, the Upstate and the surrounding region.
Greenville Composite Squadron (SC-014) is a unit of Group 3 (SC-111)
in the South Carolina
Wing, under the Middle East Region of Civil Air Patrol.
Civil Air Patrol (CAP) was founded one week before the Japanese attack on Pearl
Harbor in December, 1941. It was the vision of more than 150,000 citizens who were concerned about the defense of America's coastline. Under the jurisdiction of the Army Air Forces, CAP pilots flew more than one-half million hours, were credited with sinking two enemy submarines and rescued hundreds of crash survivors during World War II.
On July 1, 1946, President Harry Truman established CAP as a federally chartered benevolent civilian corporation. On May 26, 1948, Congress passed Public Law 557, making CAP the auxiliary of the new United States Air Force
(USAF) charged with three primary missions – aerospace education, cadet programs and emergency services.
To support these missions locally, the Greenville squadron was
chartered in 1957.