Governor Schwarzenegger Issues Statement on Death of Chula Vista Marine
Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today released the following statement regarding the death of Cpl. Salem Bachar of Chula Vista:
"Each time a member of our armed forces falls the loss is felt by all who knew him. Maria and I wish to express our condolences to Salem's family and friends. We join all Californians in thanking them for raising an individual whose sense of duty and honor has made our world a safer place."
Bachar, 20, died April 13 from injuries sustained due to enemy action in Al Anbar, Iraq. He was assigned to Headquarters Battalion, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, CA.
In honor of Cpl. Bachar, Capitol flags will be flown at half-staff.