Wednesday, January 24, 2007

2nd Lt. Daily

Governor Schwarzenegger Issues Statement on Death of Irvine Soldier

Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today released the following statement regarding the death of 2nd Lt. Mark J. Daily of Irvine, CA:

"Maria and I have such a strong admiration for the men and women of our nation's armed forces. 2nd Lt. Daily served with determination and bravery, making the ultimate sacrifice for our freedoms. Our thoughts are with his family, friends and fellow soldiers as they mourn the loss of a cherished individual."

Daily, 23, died January 15 as a result of injuries sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle during combat operations in Mosul, Iraq. He was assigned to the 2nd Squadron, 7th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Bliss, TX.

In honor of 2nd Lt. Daily, Capitol flags will be flown at half-staff.

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