Sunday, July 09, 2006
Governor Schwarzenegger Issues Statement on Death of Camp Pendleton Marine
Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today released the following statement regarding the death of Pfc. Rex A. Page of Kirksville, MO:
"Each time we lose a member of our armed forces, we are reminded of the high price paid for our continued freedom. Pfc. Page was a proud member of the United States Marine Corps and willingly risked his life for his country. Maria and I offer our prayers to Rex's loved ones during this difficult time."
Page, 21, died June 28 as a result of wounds received while conducting combat operations in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. He was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, CA.
In honor of Pfc. Page, Capitol flags will be flown at half-staff.