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Schwarzenegger Issues Statement On Death Of Groveland Soldier

Sacramento, Ca — Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has issued a written statement regarding the death of Sgt. Matthew L. Tallman of Groveland.

Tallman died this week as a result of injuries suffered when his helicopter crashed in Multaka, Iraq.

“Maria and I are deeply saddened by the loss of Sergeant Matthew Tallman who bravely served our country in the armed forces. In honoring his service and sacrifice, we are reminded of the significance of protecting our nation and our values. We extend our sympathies and prayers to Matthew´s family during this time of grief.”

Tallman was assigned to the 4th Squadron, 6th U.S. Air Cavalry Regiment, United States Army, Fort Lewis, WA. The cause of the incident is under investigation.

In honor of Tallman, flags are being flown at half-staff at the state capital.

Written by BJ Hansen