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Statement of Governor Sonny Perdue Regarding the Death of Four Soldiers with the 48 th Brigade

Monday, August 1, 2005  Contact: Office of Communications 404-651-7774


ATLANTA – Governor Sonny Perdue issued the following statement today regarding the death of four soldiers with the 48 th Brigade in Iraq on Saturday:

“Tragedy has again struck members of Georgia 's 48 th Brigade.  Mary and I extend our condolences to the family and friends of these brave soldiers killed in action.  We ask the people of Georgia to pray for the protection of our soldiers and for their safe return when their mission is complete.

“The cause of liberty is often a difficult course, but we take comfort in knowing that the mission is just.  In honor of those who have made the ultimate sacrifice, we will always stand by our Armed Forces.”