Saturday, May 05, 2007
Gov. Schwarzenegger Issues Statement on Death of Camp Pendleton Marine
Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today released the following statement regarding the death of 1st Lt. Travis L. Manion of Doylestown, PA:
"Our nation is forever grateful for the brave soldiers who risk their lives to defend our freedoms. First Lieutenant Manion fulfilled the noble calling of serving his country with pride and honor. Maria and I extend our sincere condolences to Travis' family and loved ones as they mourn his passing."
Manion, 26, died April 29 as a result of injuries sustained while conducting combat operations in Al Anbar province, Iraq. He was assigned to 1st Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, CA.
In honor of 1st Lt. Manion, Capitol flags will be flown at half-staff.
Gov. Schwarzenegger Issues Statement on Death of Ione Soldier
Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today released the following statement regarding the death of Pfc. Jay-D H. Ornsby-Adkins of Ione, CA:
"This brave soldier lost his life in the virtuous pursuit of preserving the freedoms our nation holds sacred. Private First Class Jay-D H. Ornsby-Adkins will be remembered for his selfless sacrifice for his fellow Americans. Maria and I offer our prayers for his family, friends and fellow soldiers."
Ornsby-Adkins, 21, died April 28 in Salman Pak, Iraq, as a result of injuries sustained when his vehicle was struck with an improvised explosive device and small arms fire during combat operations. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 15th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Benning, GA.
In honor of Pfc. Ornsby-Adkins, Capitol flags will be flown at half-staff.