SALT LAKE CITY - Governor Gary R. Herbert issued the following statement today regarding the death of Private First Class Jordan M. Byrd of Grantsville, Utah:
"We are saddened to learn of the death of another young Utah soldier serving his country overseas. Private First Class Byrd has paid the ultimate sacrifice to defend our country and our American way of life, and for that he will never be forgotten."
"Jeanette and I extend our deepest condolences and our heartfelt sympathies to Private First Class Byrd's family and loved ones, as well as the gratitude of the State for his service."
Private First Class Byrd, 19, died on Oct. 13, 2010, in Paktika Province, Afghanistan, in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. He was assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, Kentucky.