We try not to manipulate these announcements of sad departure and tragic death with additional text, rather attempt to remember these men and women for a solemn written moment as it were. But it's getting ridiculous. The deaths are eating up all the space and time at highwayscribery. We are committed to running them and therefore must forego our own thoughts, ever-mindful of your television-age inspired attention spans.
But now the (p)resident, not happy with the level of tension and violence he has created world wide, would like to send more troops to the Middle East. Shaun Mullen at "Kiko's House" wants to know where the outrage is.
Governor Schwarzenegger Issues Statement on Death of Woodlake Soldier
Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today released the following statement on the death of Spc. Manuel J. Holguin of Woodlake:
"Maria and I join Californians in expressing our sadness over the loss of Spc. Holguin. Manuel willingly gavve his life for the noble cause of freedom. We will remember Manuel as he joins the brave servicemen annd women who have lost their lives serving our great nation.
Holguin, 21, died July 15 of injuries sustained when his dismounted patrol encountered enemy small arms fire and an improvised explosive device in Baghdad, Iraq. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 6th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade, 1st Armored Division, Baumholder, Germany.
In honor of Spc. Holguin, Capitol flags will be flown at half-staff.