2011 - 2012 LEGISLATURE
April 27, 2011 - Introduced by Representative Jorgensen, cosponsored by Senator
S. Fitzgerald. Referred to Committee on Rules.
AJR33,1,2 1Relating to: the life and military service of United States Army Lieutenant Colonel
2Paul Robert Bartz.
AJR33,1,53 Whereas, Paul was born on December 8, 1966, grew up in Waterloo, Wisconsin,
4and died on May 18, 2010, of injuries sustained from a vehicle-borne improvised
5explosive device in Kabul, Afghanistan; and
AJR33,1,96 Whereas, Paul was a graduate of Waterloo High School in 1985 and attended
7the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh; Paul was commissioned into the Adjutant
8General Corps as a Distinguished Military Graduate from the University of
9Wisconsin-Oshkosh, Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) in 1989; and
AJR33,1,1210 Whereas, Paul served with distinction as the assistant chief of staff with the
1110th Mountain Division Headquarter and Headquarters battalion at Fort Drum,
12New York; and
AJR33,2,613 Whereas, Paul was a highly decorated officer, receiving awards and decorations
14including the Legion of Merit (posthumous), Bronze Star Medal (posthumous),
15Purple Heart Medal (posthumous), Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious

1Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Joint Service Achievement Medal,
2Army Achievement Medal, Joint Meritorious Unit Award, Army Superior Unit
3Award, National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal
4(posthumous), Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Most Outstanding Volunteer
5Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, NATO Medal
6(posthumous), and Combat Action Badge (posthumous); and
AJR33,2,87 Whereas, Paul embodied the Army's core values of loyalty, duty, respect, selfless
8service, honor, integrity, and personal service and he will be sorely missed; and
AJR33,2,109 Whereas, Paul's family and fellow citizens are very proud of him and his
10devotion to his family, faith, and country; now, therefore, be it
AJR33,2,14 11Resolved by the assembly, the senate concurring, That the legislature of
12the state of Wisconsin commemorates the remarkable life of Paul Robert Bartz and
13extends its deepest sympathies to his family, friends, and colleagues; and, be it
AJR33,2,18 15Resolved, That the assembly chief clerk shall transmit a copy of this joint
16resolution to Paul's wife, Michelle, Paul's son, Logan, Paul's parents, Robert and
17Darlene Bartz, to his sisters, Elizabeth Bartz and Debra Wright, and to his brother,
18James Bartz.
AJR33,2,1919 (End)