Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Three More Soldiers

Governor Schwarzenegger Issues Statement on Death of Two Camp Pendleton Marines

Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today released the following statement regarding the deaths of Sgt. Lea Mills of Brooksville, FL and Cpl. Brandon Hardy of Cochranville, PA:

"In the face of danger, Sgt. Mills and Cpl. Hardy fought valiantly beside their fellow Marines. Maria and I want to reaffirm to Lea and Brandon's families that we are forever indebted to them for the sacrifices their loved ones made for our country. These courageous Marines' dedication is the embodiment of selfless service."

Mills, 21 and Hardy, 25, died April 28 of injuries sustained while conducting combat operation's against enemy forces in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. They were both assigned to 3rd Assault Amphibian Battalion, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, CA.

In honor of Sgt. Mills and Cpl. Hardy, Capitol flags will be flown at half-staff.

Governor Schwarzenegger Issues Statement on Death of Anaheim Soldier

Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today released the following statement regarding the death of Pfc. Raymond Henry of Anaheim:

"The call of duty takes our troops into dangerous situations that require extraordinary courage. Pfc. Henry bravely assumed those risks and made the ultimate sacrifice for his country. Maria and I send our condolences to Raymond's family as they mourn the loss of their loved one."

Henry, 21, died April 25 of injuries sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near his HMMWV during combat operations in Mosul, Iraq. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 17th Infantry Regiment, 172nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, Fort Wainwright, Alaska.

In honor of Pfc. Henry, Capitol flags will be flown at half-staff.

3 comments:

Brad said...

I'd like to thank you for recognizing the bravery and sacrifice of these young men. We attended Sgt. Mills' funeral this past weekend, representing our son who is serving in Iraq and is a good friend of Lea's. Thank you too to the many Patriot Guard Riders for being a part of the ceremony. Many are former marines and soldiers who were not thanked at the time of their valor. Semper Fi

the highway scribe said...

Okay Brad. We just try to remember them one more time.

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