Friday, January 12, 2007
Governor Schwarzenegger Issues Statement on Death of Cathedral City Soldier
Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today released the following statement regarding the death of Pfc. Ming Sun of Cathedral City, CA:
"Pfc. Sun showed extraordinary courage in serving his fellow Americans at home and abroad. Maria and I send our condolences to Ming's family and pray for their comfort during this difficult time. His courageous example will live on in our hearts."
Sun, 20, died Jan. 9 as a result of injuries sustained during combat operations when he came under enemy forces using small arms fire in Ar Ramadi, Iraq. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 9th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, Fort Carson, CO.
In honor of Pfc. Sun, Capitol flags will be flown at half-staff.
Governor Schwarzenegger Issues Statement on Death of Miramar Marine
Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today released the following statement regarding the death of Sgt. Aron C. Blum of Tucson, AZ:
"The members of the United States armed forces courageously risk their lives to protect our freedoms and preserve the peace. Sgt. Blum risked his life to safeguard our freedoms and we will remain forever indebted to him. Maria and I offer our condolences to Aron's loved ones and our thoughts and prayers are with them."
Blum, 22, died Dec. 28 at Naval Medical Center, San Diego as a result of non-hostile injuries sustained in Al Anbar Province, Iraq on Dec. 8. He was assigned to Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron 352, Marine Aircraft Group 11, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, CA.
In honor of Sgt. Blum, Capitol flags will be flown at half-staff.