Governor Schwarzenegger Issues Statement on Death of Hawthorne Soldier
Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today released the following statement regarding the death of Spc. Fernando D. Robinson of Hawthorne, CA.
"California is saddened by the terrible loss of Spc. Robinson. We are so grateful to Fernando for his courageous service and for the sacrifice he made for our country. Maria and I will keep his family in our thoughts and prayers."
Robinson, 21, died Oct. 2 of injuries sustained when his patrol came under attack by enemy forces in Korengal, Afghanistan. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), Fort Drum, NY.
In honor of Spc. Robinson, Capitol flags will be flown at half-staff.