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City dedicates fountain to honor Don McCullough

This fountain was dedicated to Don McCullough on Friday. This fountain was dedicated to Don McCullough on Friday.
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Councilman Todd Klein described Don McCullough as a great American Friday morning as the City of Lubbock dedicated a fountain at Lee Roy Elmore park to his memory.

Don McCullough was murdered in his garage in Southwest Lubbock in July of 2007 by 27-year old Alonzo Lewis.

Margaret Mary McCullough was married to Don for 49 years. They met when he was in school at West Point. Throughout his career, he worked all over the U.S. and in McCullough's favorite location, Belgium.

Margaret says her husband was committed to serving his country and his community and would have been extremely honored by this dedication.

"Don was a very dedicated man, to anything that he was involved in. He gave everything he had to it." McCullough said.

Don McCullough's family, friends gathered with city officials to celebrate his life and dedicate the fountain.

Councilman Klein was persistent about seeing the fountain into fruition.

"I think he was such an amazing Samaritan. I'm here to say thank you. He truly is a great American," Klein said.

McCullough was a colonel in the Air Force and served as Commander of Resource Management at Reese Air Force Base. He also flew combat missions is Vietnam.

Margaret Mary told us that his proudest accomplishment was his five children.

"His heart was being a great dad and being a great husband." McCullough said.

Don McCullough retired from the Air Force in 1988. The Parks and Recreation department will be mounting a plaque on a bolder and placing it by the water.

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