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March 14, 2011
(HARTFORD, CT) - Governor Dannel P. Malloy released the following statement today after learning that another Connecticut soldier has been killed in the line of duty in Afghanistan.
Sergeant First Class Dae Han Park, whose parents live in Connecticut, was killed on Saturday when his vehicle hit an IED in Wardak Province, Afghanistan.
"Sergeant First Class Park's family, particularly his father and stepmother, his wife and children, as well as his friends, are in Cathy's and my thoughts and prayers," said Governor Malloy. "This is a devastating time for those who knew and loved Sgt. 1st Class Park, and for the people with whom he served, as well. He is a hero who died serving his country and he will be honored and remembered as such. We are reminded of the toll war exacts on this country and military families, and how important it is to thank our soldiers for the work they are doing. We pray for their safe return."
Sgt. 1st Class Park, 36, enlisted in Watertown, Conn., served in the Army Special Forces and leaves behind a wife and two daughters in their Washington state hometown.
The Governor has ordered Connecticut and U.S. flags lowered to half staff. They will be raised again at sunset the day of Sgt. 1st Class Park's interment, details of which are forthcoming.
For Immediate Release: March 14, 2011
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