J2254

Commending Austin A. Wilcox posthumously upon the occasion of his designation as recipient of a Liberty Medal

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J2254



Senate Resolution No. 2254

BY: Senator JORDAN

COMMENDING Austin A. Wilcox posthumously upon the
occasion of his designation as recipient of a
Liberty Medal, the highest honor bestowed upon an
individual by the New York State Senate

WHEREAS, Members of the Armed Services from the State of New York,
who have served so valiantly and honorably in wars in which this
country's freedom was at stake, as well as in the preservation of peace
in peacetime, deserve a special salute from this Legislative Body; and

WHEREAS, This Legislative Body is justly proud to commend Austin A.
Wilcox posthumously upon the occasion of his designation as recipient of
a Liberty Medal, the highest honor bestowed upon an individual by the
New York State Senate; and

WHEREAS, The New York State Senate Liberty Medal was established by
Resolution and is awarded to individuals who have merited special
commendation for exceptional, heroic, or humanitarian acts on behalf of
their fellow New Yorkers; and

WHEREAS, Austin A. Wilcox was born on July 5, 1948, in Troy, New
York, the son of Ambrose and Florence (Jones) Wilcox; he attended Public
School 112 and went on to earn a degree from SUNY Empire State in
Saratoga Springs, New York; and

WHEREAS, Austin A. Wilcox's commitment to his country defined him as
he served in both the Vietnam and Afghanistan Wars; for his courageous
service during both wars, he was awarded the Defense Meritorious Service
Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Army Good Conduct Medal, National
Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, and the Bronze Service
Star; and

WHEREAS, Upon the completion of his military service in Vietnam,
Austin A. Wilcox pursued an education and civilian employment in Supply
Logistics; following his second tour in 2005, he returned home to his
job as a Service Coordinator with a Community College; and

WHEREAS, Austin A. Wilcox was the proud father of four children,
Lucille, Denise, Austin, and Tanya, and the loving grandfather of five
grandchildren, Alexander, Krissa, Susan, Maria, as well as Samantha and
one great-grandchild, Julian; and

WHEREAS, Active in his community, Austin A. Wilcox was a life member
of the Veterans of Lansingburgh, New York, where he participated in many
parades; he also loved playing his harmonica and working in his
woodshop; and

WHEREAS, Austin A. Wilcox died on March 10, 2019, at the age of 70;
and

WHEREAS, Having exhibited his patriotism both at home and abroad,
Austin A. Wilcox demonstrated his love for his country and merits
forevermore, the highest respect of his State and Nation; and


WHEREAS, Our Nation's veterans deserve to be recognized, commended
and thanked by the people of the State of New York for their service and
for their dedication to their communities, their State and their Nation;
now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
commend Austin A. Wilcox posthumously upon the occasion of his
designation as recipient of a Liberty Medal, the highest honor bestowed
upon an individual by the New York State Senate; and be it further

RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be
transmitted to the family of Austin A. Wilcox.

actions

  • 17 / Dec / 2019
    • REFERRED TO FINANCE
  • 14 / Jan / 2020
    • REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • 14 / Jan / 2020
    • ADOPTED

Resolution Details

Law Section:
Resolutions, Legislative

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