Wednesday, June 07, 2006

Two More Fallen

Governor Schwarzenegger Issues Statement on Death of Two Camp Pendleton Marines

Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today released the following statement regarding the deaths of Capt. Nathanael Doring of Apple Valley, MN and Cpl. Richard Bennett of Girard, KS:

"Capt. Doring and Cpl. Bennett sacrificed their lives in service to America. They join the ranks of heroic and brave Marines who paid the ultimate price for our freedom. Maria and I send our thoughts and prayers to Nathanael and Richard's families, friends and fellow Marines."

Doring, 31, and Bennett, 25, died May 30 of injuries sustained as a result of a non-hostile helicopter accident near Al Taqaddum, Iraq. They were assigned to Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron-169, Marine Aircraft Group-39, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, CA.

In honor of Capt. Doring and Cpl. Bennett, Capitol flags will be flown at half-staff.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Richard bennett is a friend of mine his loss is felt dep what is not mentioned in most news articles is that he had a fiancee and she is hurting immensely. So when people want to post things about richard they should be aware he wasnt just some marine he has a family and loved ones who miss him dearly.

the highway scribe said...

Thanks for your help and being a friend to your friend.