Gov. Schwarzenegger Issues Statement on Death of San Jacinto Soldier
Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today released the following statement regarding the death of Spc. Agustin Gutierrez of San Jacinto, CA:
"Maria and I are inspired by Specialist Gutierrez's unwavering fortitude in the face of ultimate danger. All Californians are forever grateful for Agustin's sacrifice for our nation. Maria and I extend our sympathies to Agustin's family as they mourn their loss."
Gutierrez, 19, died March 29 as a result of injuries sustained during a non-combat related vehicle accident on March 28 in North Kabul, Afghanistan. He was assigned to the 782nd Brigade Support Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C.
In honor of Sgt. Gutierrez, Capitol flags will be flown at half-staff.
Gov. Schwarzenegger Issues Statement on Death of Twentynine Palms Marine
Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today released the following statement regarding the death of Lance Cpl. Daniel R. Olsen of Eagan, MN:
"Our hearts go out to the family, friends and fellow Marines of Lance Corporal Daniel Olsen as they mourn the loss of a valiant patriot. Daniel gallantly served our nation with courage and resolve. Maria and I offer our prayers to his family during this difficult time."
Olsen, 20, died April 2 as a result of injuries sustained while conducting combat operations in Al Anbar province, Iraq. He was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Twentynine Palms, CA.
In honor of Lance Cpl. Olsen, Capitol flags will be flown at half-staff.