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Ralph E. Vick
Captain, United States Air Force
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Georgia House of Representatives - 1995/1996 Sessions
HR 947 - Vick, Captain Ralph E.; condolences
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HR 947 LC 8 2733
A RESOLUTION

Expressing regret at the loss of Captain Ralph E. Vick.

WHEREAS, Captain Ralph E. Vick was a distinguished member ofthe United States Air Force who had been highly decorated in recognition of his exemplary military service; and

WHEREAS, this outstanding officer was a native of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, who first came to Georgia as a student at Georgia Institute of Technology in 1959; and

WHEREAS, following his completion of a bachelor's degree in Aeronautical engineering, he was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the United States Air Force and entered the pilot training program at Webb Air Force Base, Texas; and

WHEREAS, his military service took him around the globe, and he received two Air Medals, a Distinguished Flying Cross, the Air Force Meritorious Service Award, and numerous other  medals and awards for service in Viet Nam and Thailand; and

WHEREAS, upon his return to civilian life, he pursued graduate study in the field of computer science, and in 1980, he and his family settled in Douglas, Georgia, where they have been active members of the community; and

WHEREAS, the life of this very capable young man ended tragically in an automobile accident on April 2, 1995, and his burial at Arlington National Cemetery accompanied with a full military salute was an appropriate tribute to a very distinguished officer who so bravely and responsibly rendered service to his country.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES that the members of this body express their regret at the passing of Captain Ralph E. Vick and convey their sincerest sympathy to the members of his family.


Posted: 24 July 2002 Updated: 4 February 2006
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