J994

Mourning the death of Herbert Otto Schulze, retired Lieutenant Colonel, United States Air Force

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J994


LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION mourning the death of Herbert Otto Schulze,
retired Lieutenant Colonel, United States Air Force and devoted member
of his community

WHEREAS, It is the practice of this Legislative Body to acknowledge
those outstanding individuals who have gone before us, and who distin-
guished themselves in their professional and personal lives through
their unwavering passion, dedication and substantial contributions to
their communities and this great Empire State; and
WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its long-
standing traditions, this Legislative Body is moved to mourn the death
of Herbert Otto Schulze, retired Lieutenant Colonel, United States Air
Force, in March of 2013, and to remember his lifetime of achievements;
and
WHEREAS, Lt. Col. Herbert Otto Schulze was raised in Syracuse, New
York; he joined the United States Army Air Corps as a flying cadet in
1939, and was appointed to the position of 2nd Lieutenant in the Army-
Air Corps; and
WHEREAS, During his 22 years of dedicated military service, Lt. Col.
Herbert Otto Schulze completed various assignments in the United States,
England, Germany, and Japan; and
WHEREAS, As a squadron commander and deputy group commander in a B-17
bomber group during World War II, Lt. Col. Herbert Otto Schulze was
cited for outstanding leadership in 29 combat missions; he was awarded
the Distinguished Flying Cross and Air Medal with four oak leaf clus-
ters; and
WHEREAS, In 1948, Lt. Col. Herbert Otto Schulze was assigned Inspector
General of the Berlin Airlift at Rhein-Main Air Force Base, until the
mission was successfully accomplished; and
WHEREAS, Following his retirement from the United States Air Force in
1961, Lt. Col. Herbert Otto Schulze graduated from Syracuse University
and entered the teaching profession; he taught German and American
History for the North Syracuse School District until 1979 when he
retired from teaching; and
WHEREAS, Among his many activities and accomplishments, Lt. Col.
Herbert Otto Schulze played in the first violin section of the Onondaga
Symphony Orchestra, was a lifetime member of Holy Trinity Catholic
Church, and was actively involved in local government; and
WHEREAS, As a leader within the community, Lt. Col. Herbert Otto
Schulze always remained true to his principles and vocal in the preser-
vation of the Constitution, demonstrating intelligence, passion and
outstanding character; and
WHEREAS, Lt. Col. Herbert Otto Schulze was a respected leader and
mentor within the Central New York community whose positive attributes
and contributions will have a long-lasting impact on society; he also
leaves behind a legacy of pride and patriotism to his driving force in
life, his family; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
mourn the death of Herbert Otto Schulze, retired Lieutenant Colonel,
United States Air Force and devoted member of his community; and be it
further
RESOLVED, That copies of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to the daughters of Lt. Col. Herbert Otto Schulze, Karin Schulze
and Patricia Zangari.

actions

  • 22 / Mar / 2013
    • REFERRED TO FINANCE
  • 25 / Mar / 2013
    • REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • 25 / Mar / 2013
    • ADOPTED

Resolution Details

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