Governor Schwarzenegger Issues Statement on Death of San Francisco Soldier
Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today released the following statement regarding the death of Cpl. Christopher Rose of San Francisco:
"Cpl. Rose was committed to the safety and protection of his fellow Americans. California has lost a brave individual who risked his life to preserve our freedoms. Maria and I send our condolences to Christopher's family, friends and fellow soldiers. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all who mourn his loss."
Rose, 21, died June 29 as a result of injuries sustained from an improvised explosive device during combat operations in Baghdad, Iraq. He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 67th Armored Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood, TX.
In honor of Cpl. Rose, Capitol flags will be flown at half-staff.