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Salt Lake City - Today Utah Governor Gary R. Herbert issued the following statement on the death of Sgt. Daniel Gurr of Vernal:

"Jeanette and I join the entire State of Utah in our gratitude for the noble service and sacrifice of Sgt. Daniel Gurr. We honor him for pursuing his dream of military service for the country he loved. With heavy hearts, we offer his family our deepest condolences, prayers for peace, and appreciation for their dedication to freedom and our nation.

"The day before I left for the Middle East, I attended the funeral of another fallen soldier and upon landing in Utah last night, learned of Sgt. Gurr's death. It was a moving moment to be so grateful to be back home and yet realize the ultimate price paid by our soldiers and their families that we might enjoy these freedoms."

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