Thursday, March 29, 2007
Sergeants Griffin and Allen
Gov. Schwarzenegger Issues Statement on Death of Alhambra Soldier
Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today released the following statement regarding the death of Staff Sgt. Darrell R. Griffin Jr. of Alhambra, CA:
"Californians are forever grateful for Staff Sergeant Griffin's tremendous resolve in fighting for our country's cherished way of life. Darrell gave his life so that others may enjoy the same liberties Americans do. Maria and I pray for Darrell's family as they mourn their loss."
Griffin, 36, died March 21 as a result of injuries sustained when his unit came in contact with small arms fire during combat operations in Balad, Iraq. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 3rd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, Fort Lewis, WA.
In honor of Staff Sgt. Griffin, Capitol Flags will be flown at half-staff.
Gov. Schwarzenegger Issues Statement on Death of Palmdale Soldier
Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today released the following statement regarding the death of Sgt. John E. Allen of Palmdale, CA:
"Sergeant Allen's ceaseless determination to defend the liberties of Americans will not be forgotten. John has left his family with an honorable legacy of safeguarding the rights for which our nation stands. Maria and I extend our heartfelt condolences to this brave soldier's family, friends and loved ones."
Allen, 25, died March 17 as a result of injuries sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle during combat operations in Baghdad, Iraq. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 12th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Bliss, TX.
In honor of Sgt. Allen, Capitol flags will be flown at half-staff.