Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today issued the following statement regarding the death of Tech. Sgt. James R. Hornbarger of Castle Rock, WA:
“Technical Sergeant James Hornbarger was a dedicated airman who served our country with pride and bravery. James’ incredible selflessness and devotion to the ideas our nation was built upon are an inspiration. On behalf of all Californians, Maria and I send our deepest condolences to James’ family, friends and fellow airmen during this difficult time.”
Hornbarger, 33, died September 12 as a result of a non-hostile incident in the Mediterranean. He was assigned to the 9th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, U.S. Air Force, Beale Air Force Base, CA.
In honor of Tech. Sgt. James Hornbarger, Capitol flags will be flown at half staff.