By Senators Craswell, Oke, Owen and Thorsness


     WHEREAS, The people of the state of Washington join with the people of Missouri and the rest of the United States in mourning the death of an American hero and patriot, Army Corporal Phillip Dean Mobley; and


     WHEREAS, Dean Mobley lost his life in Southern Iraq on Friday, March 1, 1991, when he stepped on an enemy land mine as he was going to the aid of a mortally wounded physician; and


     WHEREAS, Dean, a member of the Army Third Armored Division, and two doctors had stopped to care for Iraqi prisoners at the time of Dean's fatal injury; and


     WHEREAS, Left with the memory of Dean's heroism in the battle to achieve world peace and freedom are his father of Silverdale, Washington, and his mother of Blue Springs, Missouri, as well as numerous friends and relatives;


     NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, That the Washington State Senate hereby honors Phillip Dean Mobley and prays that his family will find some solace in his heroism and selfless sacrifice in service to his country and to his fellow man; and


     BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That the Secretary of the Senate transmit copies of this resolution to the parents of Dean Mobley, to the governor of the state of Missouri, 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 1991-8622,

adopted by the Senate March 6, 1991.





Secretary of the Senate