HOUSE RESOLUTION NO. 91-4655, by Representatives Dellwo, Day, Mielke, Padden, Orr, D. Sommers and Silver


     WHEREAS, Air Force Captain Richard Dale Storr flew an A-10 Thunderbolt Jet against Iraqi forces; and

     WHEREAS, On February 2, 1991, he was shot down deep within enemy territory; and

     WHEREAS, Captain Storr was missing for several weeks with no word as to his whereabouts or his condition; and

     WHEREAS, During his imprisonment Captain Storr suffered profound physical and mental torture at the hands of the enemy; and

     WHEREAS, During this time when he was classified as missing in action, his family showed immense courage and never lost faith and hope that he would return safely; and

     WHEREAS, On March 5, 1991, Captain Storr was released from captivity as a prisoner of war in Iraq; and

     WHEREAS, He fought to preserve the spirit of freedom and destroy tyranny in another country; and

     WHEREAS, His family's strength and Captain Storr's courage stand as shining examples of what being an American is all about; and

     WHEREAS, Captain Storr has served in the military with valor and has shown himself to be a man of inordinate fortitude and distinction during times of extreme hardship; and

     WHEREAS, He comes from a strong military family that possesses a strong sense of duty, honor, and country; and

     WHEREAS, Captain Storr acted with bold determination and without fear for his own personal safety to protect and serve the rights of freedom;

     NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, That the House of Representatives honor Captain Richard Dale Storr as an American Hero and Patriot, and be it further resolved that the Washington State House of Representatives offer its prayers of thanks for the safe return of Captain Storr to his family and its admiration for the endurance and fortitude they showed during this difficult time; and

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


     I hereby certify this to be a true and correct copy of

      Resolution 4655 adopted by the Rules Committee of the

             House of Representatives April 1, 1991.




       Alan Thompson, Chief Clerk, House of Representatives