highwayscribery is literally becoming overwhelmed with the assumed responsibility of echoing the shortened lives of these men:
Governor Schwarzenegger Issues Statement on Death of Arcadia Soldier
Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today released the following statement regarding the death of Sgt. Kyle A. Colnot of Arcadia:
"Sgt. Colnot gave his life serving his country and defending freedom. There is no greater, more noble sacrifice than the one Kyle made. Maria and I join all Californians in expressing our deepest sympathies to his family and fellow soldiers as they mourn this brave young man."
Colnot, 23, died April 22 of injuries sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near his HMMWV during combat operations in Baghdad, Iraq. He was assigned to 1st Squadron, 67th Armored Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood, TX.
In honor of Sgt. Colnot, Capitol flags will be flown at half-staff.
Governor Schwarzenegger Issues Statement on Death of Camp Pendleton Marine
Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today released the following statement regarding the death of Lance Cpl. Stephen J. Perez of San Antonio, TX:
"Today we mourn a brave Marine who fell in battle, defending freedom. Lance Cpl. Perez's dedication to this country and his fellow Marines is a model of the valor of the men and women who serve in our armed forces. His sacrifice will not be forgotten and his memory will live in the hearts of those who loved him. Maria and I send our deepest condolences to Stephen's family and the Marines who served with him."
Perez, 22, died April 13 of wounds received as a result of enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, CA.
In honor of Lance Cpl. Perez, Capitol flags will be flown at half-staff.