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  1  1                HOUSE RESOLUTION NO. ___
  1  2                 By  WARNSTADT and ALONS
  1  3 A House Resolution honoring Major General Warren G. 
  1  4    Lawson, recommending Major General Warren G. Lawson
  1  5    for the Iowa Medal of Valor, and designating a Major
  1  6    General Warren G. Lawson Day.
  1  7    WHEREAS, Major General Warren G. Lawson entered the
  1  8 United States Army as an infantry second lieutenant
  1  9 upon completion of the University of Iowa Reserve
  1 10 Training Corps Program and after an outstanding career
  1 11 on the University of Iowa football team; and
  1 12    WHEREAS, Major General Lawson retired from active
  1 13 service in the United States Army in 1979 to return to
  1 14 his home and to become the Iowa National Guard Deputy
  1 15 Adjutant General, and to subsequently be appointed as
  1 16 the Iowa National Guard Adjutant General in 1985; and
  1 17    WHEREAS, Major General Lawson has provided
  1 18 exceptional leadership for members of the Iowa Army
  1 19 National Guard and the Iowa Air National Guard through
  1 20 the Iowa National Guard's years of greatest
  1 21 operational readiness and activity in its history,
  1 22 with Major General Lawson's leadership being
  1 23 recognized by his tenure as President of the Adjutant
  1 24 General's Association from 1995 to 1997; and
  1 25    WHEREAS, under Major General Lawson's leadership,
  1 26 the operational readiness of the Iowa National Guard
  1 27 units across the state achieved record heights, and
  1 28 members of the Iowa Army National Guard and Iowa Air
  1 29 National Guard were deployed to serve in the Persian
  1 30 Gulf War and the Bosnian peacekeeping mission, and to
  2  1 enforce the North Atlantic Treaty Organization "no-
  2  2 fly" zones over Northern and Southern Iraq, each time
  2  3 bringing great pride and credit to Iowa and the United
  2  4 States; and
  2  5    WHEREAS, Major General Lawson directed countless
  2  6 state active duty operations, including the deployment
  2  7 of 4,600 Iowa National Guardsmen during the record-
  2  8 setting floods of 1993, thereby reducing the negative
  2  9 effects of the many emergencies and disasters on the
  2 10 citizens of Iowa; and
  2 11    WHEREAS, Major General Lawson has been a driving
  2 12 force in the establishment of a nationwide distance
  2 13 learning network, as well as the establishment of the
  2 14 United States Army's National Maintenance Training
  2 15 Center and the youth-oriented STARBASE Program at Camp
  2 16 Dodge; NOW THEREFORE,
  2 17    BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES,
  2 18 That the General Assembly recommends to the Governor
  2 19 that the Iowa Medal of Valor be presented to Major
  2 20 General Warren G. Lawson; and
  2 21    BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That the General Assembly
  2 22 designates June 14, 1999, as Major General Warren G.
  2 23 Lawson Day in honor and recognition of Major General
  2 24 Lawson's dedicated and selfless service to Iowa and
  2 25 the United States.  
  2 26 LSB 2592YH 78
  2 27 tm/jw/5
     

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