Thursday, March 04, 2010

Remembrances-Lance Cpl. Carlos A. Aragon 4LAR

CA. Governor Issues Statement:
Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today issued the following statement regarding the death of Lance Cpl. Carlos A. Aragon of Orem, UT:
“On behalf of all Californians, Maria and I extend our thoughts and prayers to the loved ones of Lance Corporal Carlos Aragon as they mourn the loss of this courageous Marine. The loyalty and dedication he displayed while defending our nation’s freedoms are an inspiration to us all and his service to our country will not be forgotten.”
Aragon, 19, died March 1 while supporting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan. He was assigned to 4th Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 4th Marine Division, Marine Forces Reserve, based out of Camp Pendleton, CA.
In honor of Lance Cpl. Aragon, Capitol flags will be flown at half-staff.


Statement from Gov. Gary Herbert:

"The state of Utah will never forget this young Marine, who made the ultimate sacrifice while serving his country in Afghanistan. His selfless and faithful service is an example to all of us."

Jeanette and I offer our deepest gratitude for Lance Corporal Aragon's sacrifice on behalf of the people of Utah, and we extend our prayers to this young man's family."

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