Introduced Version





SENATE CONCURRENT
RESOLUTION No.
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DIGEST OF INTRODUCED RESOLUTION

    A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION to honor State Senator Allen E. Paul for his heroic actions on September 19, 1968, and to recognize him for being awarded a Bronze Star Medal with a valor device.



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Introduced

Second Regular Session 114th General Assembly (2006)


SENATE CONCURRENT
RESOLUTION No. _____



    A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION to honor State Senator Allen E. Paul for his heroic actions on September 19, 1968, and to recognize him for being awarded a Bronze Star Medal with a valor device.

    Whereas, while serving as a radio-telephone operator with Battery A, 1st Battalion (Airmobile), 77th Artillery during a combat mission in the Republic of Vietnam, then Private First Class Allen Paul performed a heroic deed;

    Whereas, on September 19th, 1968, his unit became heavily engaged with a large enemy force and sustained several casualties;

    Whereas, with complete disregard for his own safety, Private First Class Paul volunteered to move forward in an attempt to reach the wounded soldiers;

    Whereas, exposing himself to intense hostile fire, Private First Class Paul crossed an open area to administer first aid and evacuate the injured men;

    Whereas, Private First Class Paul's actions saved the lives of several fellow soldiers;

    Whereas, the Bronze Star Medal is awarded to any person who, while serving in any capacity in or with the military of the United States after December 6, 1941,

distinguished himself by heroic or meritorious achievement or service while engaged in an action against an enemy of the United States;

    Whereas, the Bronze Star Medal is a United States Armed Forces individual military decoration and is the fourth highest award for bravery, heroism or meritorious service;

    Whereas, Private First Class Paul was awarded a Bronze Star Medal with a valor device in 1968; however, since the medal allocation system in place at that time allowed for the distribution of only a few medals per month, Private First Class Paul did not receive his medal, but instead received an Army Commendation Medal;

    Whereas, on October 2, 2005, in a ceremony dedicating Freedom Park in Portland, Indiana, U.S. Representative Mike Pence presented the Bronze Star Medal with a valor device to Allen Paul;

    Whereas, this was the second Bronze Star Medal received by Allen Paul. His first was for meritorious service during a battle in which his unit participated. The ribbon worn for the first medal carries the "M" device;

    Whereas, in his capacity as a State Senator, Allen Paul has worked tirelessly to assure that other veterans have received their long overdue recognition; and

    Whereas, Senator Allen Paul risked his life in order to save others and it is fitting that the Indiana General Assembly acknowledge the sacrifice and dedication of one of its own members: Therefore,



Be it resolved by the Senate     of the General Assembly

of the State of Indiana, the House of Representatives     concurring:


    
    SECTION 1. That the Indiana General Assembly recognizes Senator Allen E. Paul for his exemplary service in the United States Army and congratulates him on being awarded and receiving a Bronze Star Medal with a valor device for his dedication to the United States of America.
    SECTION 2. The Secretary of the Senate is hereby directed to transmit a copy of this Resolution to Senator Allen E. Paul and his family.