STATE OF OHIO OFFICE OF COMMISSIONERS PAULDING COUNTY PROCLAMATION
Whereas, the United States Navy announced that on July 18, 2015, Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Randall Smith succumbed to the injuries he sustained in the July 16 mass shooting at the Navy Operational Support Center in Chattanooga, Tennessee; and
Whereas, Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Randall Smith was a logistics specialist, serving as a reservist on active duty in Chattanooga; and
Whereas, Randall Smith was a 2007 graduate of Paulding High School; and
Whereas, the Paulding County Commissioners wish to honor Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Randall Smith and his service to the United States of America; and
Whereas, the Paulding County Commissioners, along with the residents of Paulding County, wish to convey their condolences, thoughts, and prayers to the family of Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Randall Smith.
NOW, THEREFORE, We, the Paulding County Commissioners of Paulding County, Ohio, do hereby declare the flag on the Courthouse Square in Paulding County, Ohio, shall be flown at half-mast to honor and in remembrance of Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Randall Smith.
Paulding Nationwide Support for Randall Smith
Driving through Paulding you see flags at half staff, signs in yards and buildings, window paint and many other ways of showing support for Randall Smith. Randall died of injuries inflicted from gun shot wounds after a Kuwaiti born American named Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez drove into two military sites shooting seven men with four pronounced dead at the scene of the terror attack.
Randall Smith was a 2007 Paulding High School graduate who went on to play baseball on a scholarship to Defiance College. After a shoulder injury prevented him from continuing his baseball career, Randall joined the United States Navy. He was recently stationed in active duty in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
Randall leaves behind his wife Angie, whom he married in January 2011, and 3 young daughters.
Paulding shows their support for the fallen in their community! Rest in Peace.
(Information Courtesy Of The West Bend News: http://www.westbendnews.net)