Monday, August 14, 2006

Petty Officer Mark Lee

Governor Schwarzenegger Issues Statement on Death of San Diego Based Navy SEAL

Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today released the following statement regarding the death of Petty Officer 2nd Class Marc A. Lee of Hood River, OR:

"Answering the highest call of duty, Petty Officer Lee risked his life to protect our freedom. As a member of the SEAL team, Marc will be remembered for his strength and commitment in fearlessly serving our nation. Maria and I send our condolences to his family and friends for the loss of such a courageous individual."

Lee, 29, died Aug. 2 of injuries sustained during combat operations while on patrol in Ramadi, Iraq. He was an aviation ordnance man and a member of a West Coast-based SEAL Team, San Diego.

In honor of Petty Officer Lee, Capitol flags will be flown at half-staff.

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