Corporal Tevan Nguyen, 21, of Hutto, Texas died December 28 while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan. Nguyen was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton.
Today, California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger issued the following statement:
“Corporal Tevan Nguyen was a brave Marine who gave his life in service to our country. Maria and I were deeply saddened to learn of his death and we will forever be grateful for his sacrifice. On behalf of all Californians, we extend our sympathies to Tevan’s friends and family during this difficult time.”
In honor of Cpl. Nguyen, Capitol flags will be flown at half-staff.