Governor Schwarzenegger Issues Statement on Death of Camp Pendleton Marine
Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today released the following statement regarding the death of Lance Cpl. Jeremy Z. Long of Sun Valley, NV:
"At this incredibly difficult time, Maria and I want to express how grateful we are to Jeremy for his dedicated service. As a member of the United States Marine Corps, he was committed to protecting our country. We send our condolences to his loved ones and will keep them in our prayers."
Long, 18, died Aug. 10 of injuries sustained while conducting combat operations in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Twentynine Palms, CA.
In honor of Lance Cpl. Long, Capitol flags will be flown at half-staff.
Governor Schwarzenegger Issues Statement on Death of Trinity Center Soldier
Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today released the following statement regarding the death of Sgt. Jeffery S. Brown of Trinity Center:
"Sgt. Brown willingly put his life on the line as he courageously took extreme risks to assist fellow servicemen and women. Maria and I send our thoughts and prayers to Jeffery's family as they bear this painful loss."
Brown, 25, died Aug. 8 of injuries sustained when his UH-60 Blackhawk crashed into a lake in the vicinity of Korean Village in Rubtbah, Iraq. He was assigned to the 82nd Medical Company, Fort Riley, KS.
In honor of Sgt. Brown, Capitol flags will be flown at half-staff.