Monday, March 20, 2006

On The Ground

Governor Schwarzenegger Issues Statement on Death of Twentynine Palms Marine

Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today released the following statement regarding the death of Lance Cpl. Kristen K. Figueroa of Honolulu, Hawaii:

"Lance Cpl. Figueroa served his country with fortitude and bravery. Maria and I will keep all those who loved Kristen in our prayers during this difficult time. He will be greatly missed by his fellow Marines, his friends and his family."

Figueroa, 20, died March 12 while conducting combat operations in Al Anbar province, Iraq. He was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, Marine Expeditionary Force, Twentynine Palms, CA.

In honor of Lance Cpl. Figueroa, Capitol flags will be flown at half-staff.

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