From the Desk of the Chief Ambassador
RuSA Verification #: RP208703120RuSA
Monday, June 20, 2011
Regarding: William Dale Foust
To My Fellow Americans,
It is with a heavy, heavy, broken heart that I write this press release this morning. My friend, Billy Foust, left this world yesterday evening for another. In a most tragic manner Bill was shot and killed by a Page, Arizona police officer in the driveway of his home. The specifics of the incident are not known at this time. As details become available the Republic will be notified. So that we all may honor Bill, his loved ones, and the Republic for which he stood and that he loved beyond measure, please take pause in your day for a moment to remember our brother and pray for Bill, his wife, his family, and all those that require our Father’s blessing at this time.
On behalf of all those who were fortunate enough to have known Bill, it can be said without reservation that William Dale Foust will be written about in history books as one of the favorite sons of the Republic and truly one of the present day “Founding Fathers.”
I leave you with this thought about Bill. Saturday night Bill, Clyde Cleveland and I talked into the late night about the Republic and the need to come together in unity. We discussed the varied opinions about things that need to be done. It was Bill in his calm measured tone that reminded us that we must respect the diversity of everyone’s perspectives, for if we do not all may be for naught. By the end of the call we agreed that we all want the same thing, and in the spirit of unity and common ground, we need to talk with each other and work through differences to come to common resolve.
He was my true friend and I tell you this, Billy Foust was a man for the ages. Let us now come together in his honor in that unity he believed so strongly was the one common ground that we must share for the greater good of our nation and this world. On behalf of the Arizona Republic, our Governor, Hal Epperson, and on behalf of all of Billy’s extended Republic family –
God bless you buddy, you are loved.
The Republic for the united States of America