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S*952
Session 109 (1991-1992) 

S*0952 Concurrent Resolution, By Leventis and Land
 A Concurrent Resolution to recognize Lieutenant General Charles A. Horner,
 Commander of the Ninth Air Force, headquartered at Shaw Air Force Base, for
 his bravery and service with distinction in Operation Desert Storm and to
 invite him to address a joint session of the General Assembly at a convenient
 time and date.

   05/01/91  Senate Introduced, adopted, sent to House SJ-5
   05/02/91  House  Introduced, adopted, returned with concurrence



A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION

TO RECOGNIZE LIEUTENANT GENERAL CHARLES A. HORNER, COMMANDER OF THE NINTH AIR FORCE, HEADQUARTERED AT SHAW AIR FORCE BASE, FOR HIS BRAVERY AND SERVICE WITH DISTINCTION IN OPERATION DESERT STORM AND TO INVITE HIM TO ADDRESS A JOINT SESSION OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY AT A CONVENIENT TIME AND DATE.

Whereas, Lieutenant General Charles A. Horner has served as Commander of the Ninth Air Force, headquartered at Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina, since 1987; and

Whereas, Lieutenant General Horner has proven his courageNext many times during his career, including distinguished service as a combat pilot in the Vietnam War; and

Whereas, the citizens of South Carolina, particularly the citizens of Sumter, know Lieutenant General Horner as a man of vision, possessing the highest character, humility, and ability; and

Whereas, Lieutenant General Horner has not only been a contributing member of the military community in South Carolina, but also has given unselfishly of his time and energy to assist the civilian community; and

Whereas, Lieutenant General Horner, who in peacetime commands all Tactical Air Command bases east of the Mississippi River and serves as the Commander of the United States Central Command Air Forces, has found time to be an active participant in the Sumter community, fostering and improving the relationship between Shaw and Sumter by participating in charitable and civic endeavors; and

Whereas, he and his staff have been instrumental in helping Sumter County and other South Carolina counties recover from the devastation of Hurricane Hugo; and

Whereas, Lieutenant General Horner recently has proven his PreviouscourageNext and ability again by leading the air forces of the United States and the six-member nations of the United Nations Coalition to a just and speedy victory in the recent war against Iraq; and

Whereas, Lieutenant General Horner's dedication, planning, knowledge, Previouscourage, and leadership were irreplaceable in the Iraqi War and made possible a swift victory with unbelievably low casualties; and

Whereas, Lieutenant General Horner is a man who, although he has the military acumen to be called the "architect of the air war" in Operation Desert Storm, abhors war, and loves peace; and

Whereas, all South Carolinians are proud that Lieutenant General Horner has called our State his home for the last four years and are grateful for his many contributions. Now, therefore,

Be it resolved by the Senate, the House of Representatives concurring:

That the members of the General Assembly recognize Lieutenant General Charles A. Horner for his bravery and his service with distinction in Operation Desert Storm and invite him to address a joint session of the General Assembly at a date and time convenient to the Lieutenant General.

Be it further resolved that a copy of this resolution be forwarded to Lieutenant General Horner.

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