Monday, November 13, 2006
Governor Schwarzenegger Issues Statement on Death of San Bernardino Soldier
Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today released the following statement regarding the death of Pfc. Alex Oceguera of San Bernardino, CA:
"The loss of Pfc. Oceguera is a reminder of the tremendous sacrifices made for our freedom by the men and women of the United States Armed Forces. He courageously fought to ensure the safety of our great nation. During this time of mourning, Maria and I join all Californians in sending our deepest condolences to Alex's family. His valor is an example to us all."
Oceguera, 19, died Oct. 31 as a result of injuries sustained when and IED detonated near his vehicle in Wygal Valley, Afghanistan. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, NY.
In honor of Pfc. Oceguera, Capitol flags will be flown at half-staff.
Governor Schwarzenegger Issues Statement on Death of Corona Marine
Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today released the following statement regarding the death of Pfc. Jason Franco of Corona, CA:
"Maria and I are deeply saddened to learn of the loss of Pfc. Franco. He was a committed and brave Marine defending the freedoms we hold dear. Our thoughts, prayers and deepest gratitude are with Franco's family during this difficult time.
Franco, 18, died Oct. 31 as a result of injuries from a non-hostile incident in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. He was assigned to Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron 11, Marine Aircraft Group 11, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, Miramar, CA.
In honor of Pfc. Franco, Capitol flags will be flown at half staff.