Governor Schwarzenegger Issues Statement on Death of Stockton Soldier
Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today released the following statement regarding the death of Staff Sgt. Jason M. Evey of Stockton:
"Staff Sgt. Evey was a heroic soldier who fought with determination and gave the ultimate sacrifice for our country. Maria and I send our condolences to Jason's family, friends and fellow soldiers. Our thoughts go out to his family as they suffer this extraordinary loss."
Evey, 29, died July 16 of injuries sustained when his Bradley Fighting Vehicle encountered an improvised explosive device during combat operations in Baghdad, Iraq. He was assigned to the 1st Squadron, 10th Calvary Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, Fort Hood, TX.
In honor of Staff Sgt. Evey, Capitol flags will be flown at half-staff.