Honoring the life of Paul A. Cortright, distinguished citizen and devoted member of his community

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  • 26 / Apr / 2013
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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION honoring the life of Paul A. Cortright, distin-
guished citizen and devoted member of his community

WHEREAS, It is the custom of this Legislative Body to pay tribute to
citizens of the State of New York whose lifework and civic endeavors
served to enhance the quality of life in their communities and the great
State of New York; and
WHEREAS, Paul A. Cortright died on October 31, 2012, at the age of 73;
WHEREAS, Paul Cortright retired from the United States Army as Master
Sergeant in 1981 after 23 years of service; and
WHEREAS, Paul Cortright's military decorations include a Purple Heart,
the Meritorious Service Medal, the Army Commendation Medal, a Good
Conduct Medal, the Combat Infantry Badge, the Vietnam Service Medal, the
Armed Services Expeditionary Medal and the Army Recruiter Badge; and
WHEREAS, Paul Cortright lived in Redwood, New York, after his retire-
ment from the Army, thereafter embarking on a 19-year career in the
Security Section of Fort Drum, retiring in 2000; and
WHEREAS, Paul Cortright dedicated his time and passion to the American
Legion, serving as New York State American Legion Commander from 2004 to
2005, as well as Commander of the John B. Lyman Post No. 904 located in
Alexandria Bay, and the Jefferson County Commander; and
WHEREAS, Paul Cortright served in numerous other state and national
leadership positions, such as Vice Chairman of the Foreign Relations
Council, and the American Chairman of the American/Canadian Goodwill
Committee remembering fallen heroes; and
WHEREAS, In 2001, Paul Cortright was honored as Legionnaire of the
Year, Jefferson County, Fifth District, Department of New York; and
WHEREAS, Paul Cortright is survived by his wife of 53 years, Linda,
and his three sons, Paul, Jr., David and Randy, as well as 11 grandchil-
dren; and
WHEREAS, Paul Cortright leaves behind a legacy which will long endure
the passage of time and will remain as a comforting memory to all he
served and befriended; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
mourn the death of Paul A. Cortright, distinguished citizen and devoted
member of his community; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to the family of Paul A. Cortright.


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