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       A RESOLUTION adjourning the House of Representatives in memory of Richard

Harold Fultz and the combat veterans and their families throughout the United States

whose health and life span have been compromised as a result of the exposure of Vietnam

veterans to Agent Orange while serving their country in Vietnam.

       WHEREAS, Richard Harold Fultz died April 13, 2002, as a casualty of Agent

Orange exposure while a combat artillery officer in Vietnam; and

       WHEREAS, Richard Harold Fultz performed two tours of duty in Vietnam as a

Captain in the Field Artillery in August, 1966, and as an Air Reconnaissance Pilot in
February, 1968; and for his courage on the battlefield, he earned the Army Air Medal, the

Oak Leaf Cluster with thirteen leaves, and the Bronze Star; and

       WHEREAS, for his bravery, Richard Harold Fultz was also the recipient of the

Vietnam Service Medal, NDSM Service Medal, PRCHT Badge, three Air Medals, RVNC

Medal, Air Corps Medal, eleven Aviator Badges, and the BSM Service Medal; and

       WHEREAS, Richard Harold Fultz not only served his country honorably, but he

also served his community honorably as a servant of the Lord Jesus Christ at Southeast

Christian Church in Louisville, and also as an assistant Scoutmaster of Boy Scout Troop

212 at Southeast Christian Church; and

       WHEREAS, even though, while serving as a deputy sheriff, Richard Harold Fultz

was battling cancer with chemotherapy treatments, he completed all his detail

requirements, logged fifty percent more training hours than required, and satisfactorily

passed all weapons qualifications for the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office. Because of his

dedicated and outstanding service in the face of overwhelming odds, Sheriff Aubrey

awarded him the Meritorious Service Medal at the annual banquet in January, 2002; and

       WHEREAS, this is how Mr. Fultz described honor: "That word is often found in the

company of other words such as honesty, integrity, loyalty, and patriotism. We are a
military nation - we must be in order to survive and enjoy a lifestyle in freedoms superior

to any other on earth. Anyone who believes that our great nation can long endure without

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a strong defense is a fool. The weak fall and the evil gain strength. One simply cannot

ignore history."; and

       WHEREAS, Dick Fultz's wife and son have been diagnosed with cancer and are

now on the Agent Orange National Register;

       NOW, THEREFORE,

Be it resolved by the House of Representatives of the General Assembly of the

Commonwealth of Kentucky:
       Section 1.   That the House of Representatives does hereby express its profound
sense of gratitude to God for the life and testimony of Richard Harold Fultz, and extends

to his family and friends its most heartfelt sorrow and sympathy for the passing of a true

Servant of God, model husband and father, and American patriot.

       Section 2. That this 1st day of May in the Year of Our Lord Jesus Christ 2002, the

House of Representatives adjourns in loving memory of Richard H. Fultz and combat

veterans and their families throughout the United States whose health and life span have

been compromised as a result of the exposure of Vietnam veterans to Agent Orange while

serving their country on a foreign battlefield.

       Section 3.   That the leadership of Southeast Christian Church, Boy Scout Troop

212, and the Jefferson County Sheriff's Department be commended for the prayers they

have offered and the support they have shown for Dick Fultz's wife and son.

       Section 4.   That this body commends the heroic commitment of Lynn and Dalen

Fultz and hundreds of other American families who have also suffered and sacrificed for

their country as a result of the loss of a loved one exposed to Agent Orange while serving

in the military of the United States of America.

       Section 5. That the Clerk of the House of Representatives is requested to send an

original jacketed copy of this Resolution to senior minister Bob Russell for presentation
to Lynn and Dalen Fultz at a worship service of Southeast Christian Church, 920

Blankenbaker Parkway, Louisville, Kentucky 40243.

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