House Resolution 10 - Introduced HOUSE RESOLUTION NO. 10 BY JACOBSEN A Resolution honoring Colonel Ralph Foster Tomlinson, 1 originally from Manly, Iowa, and Suzanne Helen 2 Tomlinson, originally from Galbraith, Iowa, for 3 nearly half a century of voluntary service to Iowa. 4 WHEREAS, Col. Ralph Foster Tomlinson served in six 5 different countries for over 20 years in the United 6 States Air Force; and 7 WHEREAS, after his service in the United States 8 Air Force, Col. Tomlinson and his wife, Suzanne 9 Helen Tomlinson, continued to serve their community 10 and country by volunteering their time, talent, and 11 treasure through their service in the Iowa Wing of 12 the Civil Air Patrol where they performed multiple 13 search and rescue missions during emergencies, provided 14 command staff and incident command services, and 15 educated and trained members in search and rescue 16 emergency services; and 17 WHEREAS, Col. Tomlinson served as the Iowa Wing 18 Commander of the Civil Air Patrol from 2004 to 19 2008; and 20 WHEREAS, in 2008, Col. Tomlinson and Mrs. Tomlinson 21 enrolled in the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary and 22 utilized their talents and experience to assist Iowans 23 in the floods of 2008 and 2013; and 24 WHEREAS, Col. Tomlinson was deployed to help staff 25 the Coast Guard’s flood operation in North Dakota; and 26 WHEREAS, on behalf of the Coast Guard, Col. 27 Tomlinson and Mrs. Tomlinson used their extensive 28 -1- LSB 2744HH (3) 88 mo/rn 1/ 2
H.R. 10 teaching skills to provide high-quality, nationwide 1 instruction and training to the members of the Coast 2 Guard Auxiliary regarding emergency services, diversity 3 awareness, seamanship, search and rescue, and boating 4 safety; and 5 WHEREAS, Col. Tomlinson and Mrs. Tomlinson have 6 provided their service, time, and talent without 7 compensation or expectation of reward and at 8 considerable personal expense; NOW THEREFORE, 9 BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, 10 That the House of Representatives hereby honors and 11 recognizes the significance of Colonel Ralph Foster 12 Tomlinson and Suzanne Helen Tomlinson’s contribution 13 and service to Iowa and is grateful and thankful for 14 their many years of service in the United States Air 15 Force, the Civil Air Patrol, and the United States 16 Coast Guard Auxiliary. 17 -2- LSB 2744HH (3) 88 mo/rn 2/ 2