2/4/2016–Granite, MD–It is with deep sadness to report the passing of our Maryland Wing commander, Col. Bill Parris.
I have no doubt that each of us not only grieves at the passing of a tremendous leader, but also for the loss his family suffers.
It's at times like this that I lean on my personal support system and that system includes our CAP family and specifically our Wing Chaplain and all of our group and squadron Chaplain and Character Development Officers - I encourage you to do the same.
I ask that you keep the Parris family in your thoughts and prayers.
The Parris family has established the Col Bill Parris Solo School Scholarship fund to help future pilots follow in Bill's footsteps. Donations can be made to Maryland Wing, Civil Air Patrol by check or Pay Pal (a link is located below), with a note designating the money for this fund. Your donations are tax deductible. CAP is a 501(c)3 nonprofit.