Governor Schwarzenegger Issues Statement on Death of Hemet Soldier
Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today released the following statement regarding the death of Pfc. Kenny F. Stanton of Hemet.
"Each time we lose a member of our armed forces we are reminded of the sacrifices made for our freedom. Pfc. Stanton bravely assumed the risks that go along with serving our country. Maria and I want to send our heartfelt sympathies to Kenny's family. He will be fondly remembered by all who knew him."
Stanton, 20, died Oct. 13 as a result of injuries sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle in Baghdad, Iraq. He was assigned to the 57th Military Police Company, Waegwan, Korea.
In honor of Pfc. Stanton, Capitol flags will be flown at half-staff.