Governor LePage Mourns Loss of Marine with Ties to Maine, Mark Goyet

July 1, 2011

For Immediate Release: Friday, June 01, 2011 Contact: Adrienne Bennett (207) 287-2531

Augusta, Maine – Governor Paul R. LePage released the following statement mourning the loss of Marine Corporal Mark Goyet, who has ties to Maine. Corporal Goyet was killed in Helmand province, Afghanistan, on June 28. The Governor’s Office has received information that Corporal Goyet’s maternal grandparents live in Westbrook and his mother and father were born in Maine, however they no longer reside in Maine.

“It is with great sorrow I extend my sincerest condolences to the family and friends of Corporal Mark Guyot. We will not forget his courage and dedication which he displayed fighting to the defense of our Freedom. His sacrifice will forever be remembered.”

Corporal Goyet was assigned to 3d Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, (Regimental Combat Team-8, II Marine Expeditionary Force FWD), 1st Marine Division, based in Twentynine Palms, California.