2006 Regular Session
By: Representative Carlton
A RESOLUTION COMMENDING THE UNSELFISH AND MERITORIOUS SERVICE OF COMMAND COLONEL JAMES EARL MASON UPON HIS RETURN FROM TOUR OF DUTY IN KUWAIT.
WHEREAS, Command Colonel James Earl Mason, a native of Walthall, Mississippi, has returned home after leading troops of the 3rd Personnel Command in Kuwait over the last year; and
WHEREAS, equipped with 32 years of service to the nation in the Armed Forces, Command Colonel Mason has gone above and beyond the call of duty to serve and protect the freedoms afforded by the United States; and
WHEREAS, a learned gentleman possessing a bachelor of science degree and a master of arts degree in education, Colonel Mason has proven himself to be a truly effective leader and top-notch performer, and has earned the admiration of his peers; and
WHEREAS, he has been an officer that the country could always rely on in the time of need, exemplified by his rising through the ranks to hold various key positions, such as cannon field artillery officer, combat engineer and personnel programs management officer; and
WHEREAS, Colonel Mason has served as an example for soldiers at all levels and provided sincere inspirational leadership to all who knew him, as his integrity, dedication and commitment is evidenced by his long list of decorations and badges, including: Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Army Reserve Components Achievement Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Armed Forces Reserve Medal, Global War on Terrorism Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Component Overseas Training Ribbon and Army Service Ribbon; and
WHEREAS, it is the policy of the House of Representatives to recognize and commend excellence in our citizens such as Colonel James E. Mason, who are soldiers, serving and protecting the freedom of this state and nation:
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI, That we do hereby commend the unselfish and meritorious military service of Colonel James Earl Mason upon his return home following his successful tour of duty in Kuwait and express our sincerest wishes for continued success in all his future endeavors.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That copies of this resolution be furnished to Colonel Mason and to the members of the Capitol Press Corps.