- Associated Press - Saturday, December 19, 2015

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - South Dakota U.S. Sen. John Thune is leading a ceremony to honor a Sioux Falls resident who was posthumously awarded a Civil Air Patrol Congressional Gold Medal.

The event to honor Walter Wilson is on Monday, and his widow will accept the award in his place.

Wilson was a cadet and in training when World War II ended. He was trained in recognizing aircraft, the dynamics of flight and Morse code, in addition to other skills.

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