Fallen Dublin Soldier Honored

Alameda County officials have lowered all flags outside county  buildings to half-staff today in honor of Staff Sgt. Sean Diamond of Dublin,  who was killed in Iraq on Feb. 15.

Board of Supervisors President Alice Lai-Bitker said, "The board  expresses its sympathies to the Diamond family for their loss and  acknowledges the ultimate sacrifice by our service men and women."

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger said in a statement last week, "Maria  and I are deeply saddened by the loss of Staff Sgt. Sean Diamond. He was a  brave soldier who sacrificed his life while defending our nation's freedom  and his service and loyalty to our country will not be forgotten."

According to Schwarzenegger's office, Diamond, 41, died Feb. 15 in  As Salam, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his  vehicle.

He was assigned to the 610th Engineer Support Company, 14th  Engineer Battalion, 555th Engineer Brigade, U.S. Army, Fort Lewis, Wash.

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