- Associated Press - Tuesday, August 25, 2015

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) - Two South Dakota women have been honored for their service in the Civil Air Patrol during World War II.

Gov. Dennis Daugaard on Monday presented a bronze replica of the Congressional Gold Medal to Lois Schmidt, of Pierre, and Pauline Brehe, of Agar.

The medal is being given to members of the Civil Air Patrol for their role in protecting the U.S. against German U-boat attacks during the war and carrying out other wartime domestic missions.

Daugaard said during the ceremony at the state Capitol that he was glad to honor the women for helping create a great legacy of service to the nation.

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