HOUSE RESOLUTION NO. 91-4637, by Representatives Wilson and Haugen


      WHEREAS, James Pierre of Arlington, Washington, has made a great sacrifice to his state and country; and

      WHEREAS, Shortly after being warned of being under SCUD missile attack in their barracks in Dhahran, Eastern Saudi Arabia, James and three others were hit by the explosion of a missile; and

      WHEREAS, James is extremely fortunate to be alive, since the other three people next to him in the barracks were killed; and

      WHEREAS, James suffered shrapnel wounds and burns to his left side, a severely shattered ankle, shrapnel holes in his arm, and a hearing impairment from the explosion; and

      WHEREAS, James is a Specialist Fourth Class who was with the Army 4077th Transportation Company, with its home base in Fort Jackson, near Columbia, South Carolina; and

      WHEREAS, James was discharged from active duty in January 1990 and was called back to duty in January 1991; and

      WHEREAS, James' concerned family consists of parents William Pierre, Jr., of Mukilteo, and Karla Pierre of Arlington, and brother Jon Pierre and sister Joanna Pierre, both of Arlington;

      NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, That the House of Representatives recognize and honor James Pierre's brave sacrifice for his state and country; and

      BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That copies of this resolution be immediately transmitted by the Chief Clerk of the House of Representatives to James Pierre and his family.


I hereby certify this to be a true and correct copy of Resolution 4637 adopted by the House of Representatives March 6, 1991.



    Alan Thompson, Chief Clerk, House of Representatives