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Guard mourns the loss of a citizen-soldier, honors his sacrifice
Statements from Gov. Jay Inslee and Maj. Gen. Bret Daugherty following the death of Washington National Guard SSG Matthew McClintock
Gov. Jay Inslee and Maj. Gen. Bret Daugherty, commander of the Washington National Guard, issued the following statements today after learning about the death of Washington National Guard SSG Matthew McClintock in Afghanistan.
Gov. Jay Inslee on Wednesday announced an innovative partnership with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to strengthen the protection of critical infrastructure and government services.
“We know we can reduce gun violence and we have a moral and ethical obligation to do so. President Obama’s actions are important steps forward to address the root causes of this scourge by improving data sharing, more effectively implementing current law, and advancing gun safety technology.
“Jim has been a bold and progressive voice throughout his decades of service in Congress. He has capably represented Seattle on a long list of important issues including health care reform and his very vocal opposition to the Iraq War.