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Honoring Homer Richard Wilson posthumously upon the occasion of the H.R. Wilson Memorial Golf Tournament

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION honoring Homer Richard Wilson posthumously upon
the occasion of the H.R. Wilson Memorial Golf Tournament on June 29,
2013

WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body to recognize that the
quality and character of life in the communities across New York State
are reflective of the concerned and dedicated efforts of those individ-
uals who were devoted to the welfare of the community and its citizenry;
and
WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its long-
standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to honor
Homer Richard Wilson posthumously upon the occasion of the H.R. Wilson
Memorial Golf Tournament to be held on Saturday, June 29, 2013; and
WHEREAS, Born on January 22, 1922, in Irvington, New Jersey, Homer
Richard Wilson was a graduate of Cranford High School, New Jersey, and
starred on his high school basketball team; and
WHEREAS, He enlisted as an Aviation Cadet in October of 1942, and
received his wings at Marianna, Florida, the class of 43K, and did his
Operational training at Dale Mabry Field, Florida; in 1943, he married
Jean Hays; and
WHEREAS, Homer R. Wilson was stationed in Corsica in the Mediterranean
Theater during World War II, a member of the 57th Fighting Group, 65th
Fighting Squadron; he piloted P-47 Thunderbolt fighter/bomber, named
Jeanie and his Flight name was "Blue Flame"; and
WHEREAS, Homer R. Wilson was a Squadron leader, with the Rank of
Captain; he flew in 138 combat missions covering Italy, Southern France,
Northern Africa; subsequently, he was awarded the Distinguished Flying
Cross, and the Air Medal with 5 oak leaf clusters; and
WHEREAS, He retired from the United States Army Air Corp in October of
1945, and served as an Air Force Reserves Major until early 1970s; and
WHEREAS, Upon his retirement from the Army Air Corp, Homer R. Wilson
was a farmer in Weathersfield Bow, Vermont; he then worked as block man
for Cockshutt and Massey Ferguson from 1951 - 1961; and from 1962 -
1982, he owned and operated H.R. Wilson, Inc. Farm equipment dealership
in King Ferry, New York, where he resided; and
WHEREAS, Homer R. Wilson died on June 19, 1997, at the age of 75; a
member of First Presbyterian Church King Ferry, New York, he was the
proud father of five children, Richard Hays, Steven Ellsworth, Bruce
Edward, Debra Jean, Peter Norman; and
WHEREAS, An avid golfer, holding office in many leagues, and serving
as chairman of several area golf tournaments, Homer R. Wilson was
respected by his friends and fellow golfers as knowing and insisting
"you always play by the rules"; and
WHEREAS, His residence from 1962-1985, in King Ferry, New York, is now
a bed and breakfast named "The Homer Wilson House"; and
WHEREAS, It is the practice of this Legislative Body that when indi-
viduals of such noble aims and accomplishments are brought to our atten-
tion, their memory should be celebrated and recognized by all the citi-
zens of this great Empire State; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
honor Homer Richard Wilson posthumously upon the occasion of the H.R.
Wilson Memorial Golf Tournament on June 29, 2013; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to the family of Homer Richard Wilson.

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  • 10 / Jun / 2013
    • ADOPTED

Resolution Details

Law Section:
Resolutions, Legislative

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