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Governor's statement on settlement reached
regarding Illinois National Guard pilot    
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[JUNE 25, 2004]  SPRINGFIELD -- Gov. Rod Blagojevich issued this statement Thursday on the settlement reached regarding Maj. Harry Schmidt, an Illinois National Guard pilot:

"I am relieved to learn that this long and emotional ordeal for the Schmidt family is finally coming to a close. Although it has been two years since the tragic mistaken bombing occurred, our thoughts and prayers remain with the families of the Canadian soldiers whose lives were lost. It is my hope that the end of these proceedings will bring some measure of closure for all the families who were impacted."

[News release from the governor's office]

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