The Dakota County Board of Commissioners announced Matt Smith as the county’s new manager. In his new role, Smith will oversee a team of nearly 2,000 employees in the county’s 16 different departments.
Richard LaMotte was joined by his family for the award presentation on April 11. They were also joined by Congressman John Kline who helped present the award and Minnesota Wing Vice Commander, Lt. Col. Clark Carlson. At right, LaMotte was a member of the Civil Air Patrol squadron in South St. Paul from its founding in 1942 until he was called to active duty in 1950.
LaMotte receives award for service during WWII
For Richard LaMotte, it was a surprise to find out he was being awarded the Civil Air Patrol Congressional Gold Medal.
The 91-year-old South St. Paul resident was given the medal and award on Monday, April 11, at Fleming Field.