SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today issued the following statement regarding the deaths of Staff Sgt. Conrad A. Mora of San Diego, CA and Sgt. Daniel Lim of Cypress, CA:

“Maria and I join all Californians in mourning the tragic deaths of Staff Sergeant Conrad Mora and Sergeant Daniel Lim. They were incredibly courageous soldiers, and we will forever remember their commitment to our country and willingness to put themselves in danger to protect their fellow citizens. Our thoughts and prayers are with their family, friends and fellow soldiers during this difficult time. ”

Mora, 24, and Lim, 23, died July 24 at Qalat, Afghanistan, of injuries sustained when insurgents attacked their military vehicle with an improvised explosive device. They were assigned to 5th Battalion, 3rd Field Artillery Regiment, 17th Fires Brigade, U.S. Army, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, WA.

In honor of Staff Sgt. Mora and Sgt. Lim, Capitol flags will be flown at half-staff.