Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger released this statement today regarding the death of Hayward resident and Army Pfc. Michael Balsley:
“Pfc. Balsley’s dedication and brave obedience to civic duty has protected the lives of his fellow Americans. Maria and I join with all Californians in offering our condolences to Michael’s family, friends and fellow soldiers as they mourn his loss. His honorable sacrifice will not be forgotten.”
The governor’s office said that in honor of Balsley, Capitol flags will be flown at half-staff.