Friday, August 10, 2007
Gov. Schwarzenegger Issues Statement on Death of Coalinga Marine
Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today released the following statement regarding the death of Lance Cpl. Cristian Vasquez, of Coalinga, CA:
"Maria and I have tremendous respect for the members of our armed forces who risk their lives to protect the rights we have as Americans. We join all Californians in grieving the loss of Lance Corporal Cristian Vasquez and are forever grateful for the sacrifice that he made to ensure our freedoms. Our thoughts and prayers are with Cristian's family and friends as they mourn the loss of a dedicated and brave Marine."
Vasquez, 20, died Aug. 2 as a result of wounds suffered while conducting combat operations in Al Anbar province, Iraq. Vasquez was assigned to 1st Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, United States Marine Corps, Camp Pendleton, CA.
In honor of Lance Cpl. Vasquez, Capitol flags will be flown at half-staff.
Gov. Schwarzenegger Issues Statement on Death of San Diego Soldier
Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today released the following statement regarding the death of Spc. Daniel F. Reyes, of San Diego, CA:
"Our hearts go out to the family of Specialist Daniel Reyes as they mourn the extraordinary loss of their loved one. Serving in the armed forces is a noble calling with grave risks. Daniel bravely undertook these risks and we honor his courage and commitment to our country. Maria and I offer our prayers to his family and friends during this difficult time.
Reyes, 24, died July 31 as a result of wounds suffered from enemy indirect fire in Tunis, Iraq. Reyes was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 377th Parachute Field Artillery Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, United States Army, Fort Richardson, AK.
In honor of Spc. Reyes, Capitol flags will be flown at half-staff.