Wednesday, April 25, 2007
Private Morales and Corporal Rojas
Gov. Schwarzenegger Issues Statement on Death of La Puente Soldier
Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today released the following statement regarding the death of Pfc. Jason M. Morales of La Puente, CA:
"Private First Class Morales valiantly served our nation with selflessness and patriotism. Jason will be remembered for his brave sacrifice in the name of freedom. Maria and I offer our sincere condolences to Jason's family, friends and fellow soldiers as they mourn his passing."
Morales, 20, died April 18 in Baghdad, Iraq, as a result of injuries sustained when his unit came in contact with enemy forces using small arms fire. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 28th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, KS.
In honor of Pfc. Morales, Capitol flags will be flown at half-staff.
Gov. Schwarzenegger Issues Statement on Death of Fresno Soldier
Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today released the following statement regarding the death of Cpl. Michael M. Rojas of Fresno, CA:
"Corporal Rojas dedicated himself to our nation and our fight to bring liberty to the oppressed. Michael's courage in the presence of ultimate danger is an inspiration to all Californians. Maria and I extend our sympathies to Michael's family, friends and loved ones."
Rojas, 21, died April 18 in Taji, Iraq, as a result of injuries sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle during combat operations. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 37th Field Artillery Regiment, 3rd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, Fort Lewis, WA.
In honor of Cpl. Rojas, Capitol flags will be flown at half-staff.