Gov. Schwarzenegger Issues Statement on Death of Santee Soldier
Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today released the following statement regarding the death of Staff Sgt. Sean P. Fisher, of Santee , CA :
"Losing a member of our nation's armed forces weighs heavily on the hearts of all Americans. Staff Sergeant Sean Fisher's commitment to duty and his effort to preserve our freedom is an inspiration. Maria and I will keep Sean's loved ones in our prayers as they mourn his loss."
Fisher, 29, died Aug. 14 as a result of injuries suffered when his helicopter crashed in Al Taqqadum, Iraq . Fisher was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 52nd Aviation Regiment, Task Force 49, United States Army, Fort Wainwright , AK . This incident is under investigation.
In honor of Staff Sgt. Fisher, Capitol flags will be flown at half-staff.
Gov. Schwarzenegger Issues Statement on Death of Sunnyvale Marine
Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today released the following statement regarding the death of Sgt. Michael E. Tayaotao, of Sunnyvale, CA:
"Sergeant Michael Tayaotao's courage is an example of the extraordinary commitment that is displayed every day by our nation's servicemembers. Each time we lose a member of our armed forces, we are painfully reminded of the cost of freedom and democracy. Maria and I extend our condolences and prayers to Michael's family and friends and honor his service in defense of our country."
Tayaotao, 27, died Aug. 9 as a result of wounds suffered while conducting combat operations in Al Anbar province, Iraq. Tayaotao was assigned to 7th Engineer Support Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, I Marine Expeditionary Force, United States Marine Corps, Camp Pendleton, CA.
In honor of Sgt. Tayaotao, Capitol flags will be flown at half-staff.