HOUSE RESOLUTION NO. 91-4713, by Representatives Bowman and Brumsickle

     WHEREAS, Petty Officer David E. Fish of the United States Navy died on November 14, 1990, while on board the USS Sacramento, which was proceeding to the Persian Gulf to participate in Operation Desert Shield; and

     WHEREAS, He relinquished his life at only thirty years old having served in the United States Navy nearly his entire adult life; and

     WHEREAS, David had just reenlisted in the Navy he loved, planning to make it his lifetime career; and

     WHEREAS, He was prepared to serve his county giving even his life to preserve the ideal of freedom of choice for everyone; and

     WHEREAS, His death was a noble gift occurring while he was serving his country, upholding the right to freedom;

     NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, That the Washington State House of Representatives honor and memorialize Petty Officer David E. Fish for his devotion to his country, his unfailing commitment to serve, his patriotism even in the face of danger, and his observance to duty at the cost of his own life; and

     BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That copies of this resolution be immediately transmitted by the Chief Clerk of the House of Representatives to David's parents, Ira and Lora Fish of Randle, Washington, and his wife, Sarah Fish of Chehalis, Washington.



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

     Resolution 4713 adopted by the House of Representatives

                         June 21, 1991.





       Alan Thompson, Chief Clerk, House of Representatives