RICHARD J. KOURY II FORMER ATTORNEY AT LAW NOW RETIRED




  • Boy Scouts - attained rank of Eagle Scout and attained rank of Warrior in Heart of America Council H. Roe Bartle Scout Reservation tribe of Mic-O-Say

  • Grade School - Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic School in Raytown, Missouri, Class of 1961

  • High School - Freshman and sophomore years Rockhurst High School in Kansas City, Missouri, junior and senior years Raytown South High School, in Raytown, Missouri, Class of 1965

  • Military Service - drafted into United States Army in 1966, honorably discharged in 1968, served as combat infantryman, combat infantry squad leader, combat infantry platoon sergeant on primarily patrol missions, search and destroy missions and combat assault missions from helicopter; and other volunteer missions including long range reconnaissance patrols with LRRPS behind enemy lines to locate enemy; hunter/killer teams lead by war dog handlers to track and kill enemy; tunnel rat into underground enemy tunnels and bunkers for concealment of enemy; aerial observer of enemy positions and movements from airplane and helicopter to coordinate infantry and artillery engagement of enemy; attaining rank of sergeant in 4th Infantry Division in central highlands in jungles and mountains along Vietnam/Cambodia border in Vietnam war for one year from 1967 to 1968; during tour of duty in Vietnam war awarded combat infantryman's badge, refused purple heart, refused bronze star for valor, refused battlefield commission to rank of second lieutenant by General William Westmoreland and refused direct appointment to West Point Military Academy by General William Westmoreland (General Westmoreland was commander of all military forces in Vietnam war from beginning of war in 1964 to 1968)

  • Military Training - in United States Army served as acting corporal squad leader (10+ soldiers) in 8 week basic training at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri; attended 2 week combat leadership academy (50+ soldiers) at Fort Polk Louisiana "Vietnam Tiger Land", achieved 2nd honor graduate (Johnny Bench Cincinnati Redlegs Hall of Fame catcher was 1st honor graduate); served as acting captain company commander (250+ soldiers) for 19 weeks advanced infantry training at Fort Polk Louisiana "Vietnam Tiger Land"; awarded soldier trainee of cycle out of 20,000+ soldiers simultaneously receiving advanced infantry training for highest total scores on mental tests, physical tests, all phases of advanced infantry training and commanding officer oral boards of top finalists out of 20,000+ soldiers; pulled out of "humpin the boonies" while serving as rifleman in infantry company in Pleiku Province Vietnam to attend 2 week combat leadership academy (50+ soldiers) for soldiers who were already awarded combat infantryman's badge at 4th infantry division headquarters and achieved 1st honor graduate for which General William Peers promoted from corporal to sergeant and then sent back out to "hump the boonies" as a combat leader (General Peers was commanding general of 4th infantry division and later presided over United States Army Peers Commission into United States Army handling of 1968 My Lai massacre incident)

  • College - University of Missouri at Kansas City, degree in Business Administration 1971

  • Law School - University of Missouri at Kansas City, juris doctor degree 1974

  • Law Practice - began law practice as sole practitioner in 1974 upon graduation from law school in 1974, practiced as sole practitioner from 1974 to 2014, now retired

  • Law Licenses - formerly licensed to practice in state courts in Missouri, federal courts in Missouri, and Supreme Court of United States in Washington D.C., now retired

  • Law Office - formerly 315 West Kansas, Independence, Missouri 64050, across street from Jackson County Courthouse in Independence, Missouri, now retired

  • Attorney - formerly general practice including family law cases, personal injury cases and civil cases and general trial practice in Missouri, now retired

  • Mediator - formerly certified mediator in Missouri in family law cases and court appointed mediator in child custody, child visitation cases in Jackson County, Missouri, now retired

  • Appointments - formerly court appointed master, court appointed commissioner and court appointed guardian ad litem for child issues, maintenance issues and property and debt issues in family law cases in Jackson County, Missouri, now retired

  • Appointments - formerly court appointed master, court appointed commissioner for valuation and sales of real estate and businesses in civil cases in Jackson County, Missouri, now retired

  • Professional Activities - president Eastern Jackson County Bar Association 1981 - 1982, after serving as vice president and serving on board of directors

  • Community Activities - president Independence West Rotary Club 1979 - 1980, after serving as vice president and serving on board of directors, awarded 2 Paul Harris fellowships by Rotary International

  • Honorary Activities - board of directors and advisory board of directors Boatmen's Bank in Raytown, Missouri and Midland Bank in Lee's Summit, Missouri