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Gunnery Sgt. Christopher Eastman killed in Afghanistan

SACRAMENTO - Gunnery Sergeant Christopher L. Eastman, 28, of Moose Pass, Alaska, was killed July 18 while supporting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan. Eastman was assigned to the 7th Engineer Support Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, I Marine Expeditionary Force, U.S. Marine Corps, Camp Pendleton.

California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger issued the following statement regarding the death of Gunnery Sgt. Eastman.

"The death of Gunnery Sergeant Christopher Eastman is a devastating loss for our country. He was a brave and selfless Marine who gave his all while serving our great nation in uniform, and we will be forever grateful for his sacrifice. On behalf of all Californians, Maria and I extend our thoughts and prayers to Christopher’s family, friends and fellow Marines."

In honor of Gunnery Sgt. Eastman, State Capitol flags will be flown at half-staff.

 

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