Governor Schwarzenegger Issues Statement on Death of Covina Soldier
Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today released the following statement regarding the death of Spc. Matthew W. Creed of Covina:
"Maria and I are deeply saddened to hear of Spc. Creed's death. Our state and nation has lost a brave soul who was dedicated to preserving freedom and democracy. We join his family and friends in grieving this terrible loss and pray for their comfort."
Creed, 23, died Oct. 22 as a result of injuries sustained when his patrol came in contact with enemy forces in Baghdad, Iraq. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 22nd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood, TX.
In honor of Spc. Creed, Capitol flags will be flown at half-staff.
Governor Schwarzenegger Issues Statement on Death of Hemet Sailor
Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today released the following statement regarding the death of Seaman Charles O. Sare of Hemet:
"Our heart goes out to Seaman Sare's family as they suffer the extraordinary loss of their loved one. Maria and I express our deepest condolences to Charles' family and will keep them in our prayers. The United States Navy has lost a valiant sailor and Hemet has lost a friend, neighbor and loved one."
Sare, 23, died Oct. 23 as a result of injuries sustained during combat operations in the Al Anbar Province, Iraq. He was assigned to Naval Ambulatory Care Center, Port Hueneme, CA, and was currently serving with Multi-National Corps, Iraq.
In honor of Seaman Sare, Capitol flags will be flown at half-staff.