Monday, May 01, 2006

Lance Corporal Ford

Governor Schwarzenegger Issues Statement on Death of Twentynine Palms Marine

Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today released the following statement regarding the death of Lance Cpl. Michael Ford of New Bedford, MA:

"Lance Cpl. Ford courageously served his country with honor and dedication. Maria and I wish to express our deepest sympathies to Michael's family for their painful loss. We will never be able to repay him or his family for the ultimate sacrifice made by this brave Marine to defend freedom."

Ford, 19, died April 26 of injuries sustained while conducting combat operations against enemy forces in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. He was assigned to the 1st Tank Battalion, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Twentynine Palms, CA.

In honor of Lance Cpl. Ford, Capitol flags will be flown at half-staff.



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2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Michael Ford was a great person. He always seemed happy and never had problems with anyone. He didnt deserve this at all. He will be missed very much. Rest in peace Mike..<3
Brittany Rapoza New Bedford Voc-tech Culinary Arts class of 2006

the highway scribe said...

Okay Brittany. Sorry for your loss.