September 01, 2004
"My heart goes out to
the family of Airman 1st Class Carl Anderson, Jr., who lost his
life on Sunday fighting in the service of freedom for the Iraqi
people. My prayers are with the family of Airman Anderson and
with those of Staff Sgt. Michael Helmick and Airman 1st Class
Jacob Sutton who were wounded in the service of their country."
"The military is such a part of Alaskan life that all Alaskans celebrate their victories and mourn their losses together. They are our neighbors, our friends, our family. And words cannot adequately express the loss we feel. We can only offer our humble condolences," said Governor Murkowski.
Airman 1st Class Carl Anderson Jr. was killed while on a supply convoy near Mosul, Iraq, on Aug. 29th, defense officials announced Tuesday. Anderson, 21, of Georgetown, South Carolina, was deployed with the 732nd Expeditionary Mission Support Group and died after his convoy hit a roadside bomb.
Anderson was a transportation operator assigned to the 3rd Logistics Readiness Squadron at Elmendorf Air Force Base, Alaska, where he had been stationed since April 2002, base officials said.
Airman Anderson entered the Air Force in December 2001.
Governor Murkowski ordered
state flags to be lowered to half-staff in honor of Airman 1st
Class Carl Anderson, Jr. State flags will be raised again the
morning of Friday, September 3rd.
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