NorwalkPlus: Richard Fuller to be Posthumously Inducted into the Connecticut Veterans Hall of Fame

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NORWALK, CT – Senate Majority Leader Bob Duff (D-Norwalk) and Connecticut Department of Veterans’ Affairs Commissioner Sean Connolly today announced that Richard Fuller will be posthumously inducted into the Connecticut Veterans Hall of Fame on November 30.

Before his passing in 2011, Fuller, a veteran of the United State Air Force, worked as a teacher, guidance counselor and coach at Brien McMahon High School and then served as member of the Board of Education for 22 years. From 1978 to 2004, Fuller was the Executive Director at the Carver Center in Norwalk.

“Rick was a man who always put others before himself,” said Sen. Duff. “His true passion was teaching, and he taught Norwalk’s children with the sole objective of bettering their lives. He motivated and inspired countless young adults. While many of us in Norwalk miss him, his presence in the lives of those he touched is still felt to this day. I can think of no better tribute than for his induction into the Connecticut Veterans Hall of Fame.”Norwalk-Plus-Logo

“An inspirational and seemingly tireless advocate for education and the youth of Norwalk, Richard Fuller, previously a member of the United States Air Force, left a legacy of leadership and dedication unmatched by most and it will be an honor to be a part of inducting Mr. Fuller into the Connecticut Veterans Hall of Fame,” said State Veterans’ Affairs Commissioner Sean Connolly.

“Richard Fuller was the epitome of a veteran – one who stands and fights for the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness – whether in a foreign country or here at home,” said State Representative Bruce Morris (D-Norwalk). “He was a true patriot, worthy of this distinctive honor.”

Fuller was also known as a strong supporter of patriotic activities including the Norwalk Veterans Memorial Committee, Memorial Day Parade, Veterans Day Ceremony and the Essay Contest for Norwalk students.

In 2004 the City of Norwalk honored him by assigning the honorary name of “Richard Fuller Way” to Taylor Street, the site of the Carver Center.