Governor Schwarzenegger Issues Statement on Death of Camp Pendleton Marine
Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today released the following statement regarding the death of Sgt. Jonathan J. Simpson of Rockport, TX.
"Sgt. Simpson deserves our utmost gratitude for the service and ultimate sacrifice he made for this nation. Maria and I send our deepest sympathies to Jonathan's family, friends and fellow Marines. We must never forget the vigilance required to defend our freedom."
Simpson, 25, died Oct. 14 while conducting combat operations against enemy forces in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. He was assigned to 1st Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Marine Division, Camp Pendleton, CA.
In honor of Sgt. Simpson, Capitol flags will be flown at half-staff.
Governor Schwarzenegger Issues Statement on Death of Huntington Park Soldier
Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today released the following statement regarding the death of Cpl. Luis E. Tejeda of Huntington Park:
"Today, we add Cpl. Tejeda to the honor roll of fallen soldiers who valiantly served our country. Maria and I join with Californians in mourning the loss of this courageous individual. Our prayers are with Luis' family during this painful time."
Tejeda, 20, died Sept. 30 as a result of injuries sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle during combat operations in Hit, Iraq. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 6th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, Baumholder, Germany.
In honor of Cpl. Tejeda, Capitol flags will be flown at half-staff.