By Senators Craswell, Owen, Oke, Rasmussen, Johnson and Skratek


     WHEREAS, Marine Lance Corporal Michael E. Linderman, Jr., formerly of Silverdale, Washington, died an American hero on the sands of Saudi Arabia on January 29, 1991; and


     WHEREAS, Michael fell in battle, fighting to achieve the universal aspirations of mankind:  Peace and security, freedom, and the rule of law; and


     WHEREAS, Michael believed that America has a unique responsibility to do the hard work of freedom, and that he, in turn, had a duty to do that work on behalf of his country; and


     WHEREAS, Michael lived a short, rich life, that ended at age nineteen.  He loved books, he loved the rain, and he loved his friends and family;


     NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, That the Washington State Senate hereby honors Michael E. Linderman, Jr. and prays that his family will find some solace in his heroism and sacrifice in the service of his country; and


     BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That the Senate hereby expresses its unequivocal support for United States military personnel in the Middle East and prays for their personal safety and their families' peace of mind; and


     BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That the Secretary of the Senate transmit copies of this resolution to the family of Michael Linderman, Jr. and to the President of the United States, The Honorable George Bush.


I, Gordon A. Golob, Secretary of the Senate,

do hereby certify that this is a true and

correct copy of Senate Resolution 1991-8608,

adopted by the Senate February 1, 1991.





Secretary of the Senate