PORTLAND, Maine – A Maine Civil Air Patrol pilot who few anti-submarine patrols during World War II has been awarded a Congressional Gold Medal.

The daughter of the late Walter Soule accepted the medal on his behalf at a ceremony held Saturday at the Maine Military Museum.

Soule died in 2011 at the age of 91.

WCSH reports that Soule joined the Coastal Patrol Base 19 in Portland in 1942, and flew anti-submarine patrols from the New Hampshire border to Port Clyde.

His daughter, Elizabeth Waldron, said the ceremony is a tribute to her father’s service during the war.

Four other members of Maine’s Civil Air Patrol were awarded Congressional Gold Medals earlier this year.

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