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Gone West: Douglas C. Roach

January 18, 2013

Civil Air Patrol’s First Spaatz Award Recipient Dies After Distinguished Public Service Career Douglas C. Roach, the first recipient of Civil Air Patrol’s highest cadet award, the General Carl A. Spaatz Award, died Jan. 11 at Sibley Memorial Hospital in Washington, D.C., from complications related to cancer. He was 70.

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