Walker, Robert, outstanding military achievement, posthumously commended
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HR139 191118-1 By Representative Ford RFD: First Read: 06-FEB-18 191118-1:n:02/05/2018:JEC/jec LSA2018-688 POSTHUMOUSLY HONORING CAPTAIN ROBERT WALKER HUBBARD FOR OUTSTANDING MILITARY ACHIEVEMENT. WHEREAS, highest commendations are posthumously presented to Captain Robert Walker for outstanding military achievement; and WHEREAS, Captain Robert Walker Hubbard was posthumously awarded the Navy Cross for his meritorious actions while serving as an Advisor to the Revolutionary Development Cadre, Thua Thien Province, in the City of Hue, Republic of Vietnam from January 31 to February 4, 1968; and WHEREAS, Captain Robert Walker Hubbard organized a defense against the repeated assaults from enemy forces, covered the front door along with two of his companions and covered the withdrawal of his unit and inflicted numerous casualties upon the enemy; during the ensuing the days, he administered to the wounded, foraged for food and water for his companions, searched for assistance, and returned deadly accurate fire on the enemy; on February 4, 1968, while leading the group with only a single hand grenade in an attempt to reach friendly forces south of the city, he was hit and mortally wounded by small-arms fire; he paid the ultimate sacrifice and gave his life to help his fellow Americans escape; and WHEREAS, Captain Robert Walker Hubbard is a worthy exemplar of those brave and noble individuals whose unwavering defense of freedom and democracy and willingness to risk their lives for their fellow citizens combined with their tireless dedication and exceptional abilities reflect immense credit upon our great country and the entire State of Alabama; we are truly indebted to the valor of Captain Robert Walker Hubbard; now therefore, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE LEGISLATURE OF ALABAMA, That Captain Robert Walker Hubbard is posthumously honored and commended, and this resolution is offered to his family in deepest admiration and appreciation of his remarkable military service.