Text: H.Con.Res.237 — 108th Congress (2003-2004)All Information (Except Text)

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Referred in Senate (11/05/2003)

[Congressional Bills 108th Congress]
[From the U.S. Government Printing Office]
[H. Con. Res. 237 Referred in Senate (RFS)]

  1st Session
H. CON. RES. 237



                            November 5, 2003

        Received and referred to the Committee on Indian Affairs


                         CONCURRENT RESOLUTION

Honoring the late Rick Lupe, lead forestry technician for the Bureau of 
 Indian Affairs Fort Apache Agency, for his dedication and service to 
 the United States and for his essential service in fighting wildfires 
       and protecting the environment and communities of Arizona.

Whereas Rick Lupe served as lead forestry technician for the Bureau of Indian 
        Affairs Fort Apache Agency and was a long-time firefighter whose 
        legendary intellect and skills made him a hero in 2002 when he saved the 
        town of Show Low, Arizona, from the Rodeo-Chediski fire;
Whereas Rick Lupe and his crew of firefighters dug the fire line at Hop Canyon 
        and created a back burn that stopped the fire from crossing U.S. 60;
Whereas Rick Lupe died on Thursday, June 19, 2003, as a result of severe burns 
        sustained in a prescribed fire conducted in May;
Whereas throughout his career, Rick Lupe was a strong advocate of the prescribed 
        burn program and supported and knew the value of fuels treatment 
Whereas Rick Lupe was extremely dedicated to his work and performed his job at 
        the highest level;
Whereas friends and colleague describe Rick Lupe as ``. . . a shining example of 
        a firefighter . . . super safety-conscious, and his family is his love 
        and pride''; and
Whereas Rick Lupe is survived by his wife of 21 years, Evelyn, and their three 
        sons, Sean, 19, who is studying forestry at Northern Arizona University, 
        Daniel, 16, who is in high school, and Brent, 9, who is in grade school: 
        Now, therefore, be it
    Resolved by the House of Representatives (the Senate concurring), 
That Congress recognizes and honors the late Rick Lupe for his 
dedication and service to the United States, for his long and essential 
service in fighting

wildfires and caring for the environment, and for ultimately 
sacrificing his life for the people of Arizona.

            Passed the House of Representatives November 4, 2003.


                                                 JEFF TRANDAHL,