Governor Schwarzenegger Issues Statement on Death of Le Grand Soldier
Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today released the following statement regarding the death of Corporal Cesar A. Granados of Le Grand:
"Corporal Granados' bravery is a shining example of the determination and courage that makes our nation's armed forces strong. Maria and I wish to send our deepest sympathies to Cesar's family and friends. We join with all Californians in mourning the loss of a dedicated individual."
Granados, 21, died Sept. 15 as a result of injuries sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near his HMMWV during combat operations in Baghdad, Iraq. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 8th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood, TX.
In honor of Corporal Granados, Capitol flags will be flown at half-staff.