Jan 12, 2015 11:55 AM

Politicians offer condolences on death of Navy Seal from Concord


Several politicians have release statements of condolences on the death of Navy Seal William "Blake" Marston, of Concord.

Gov. Maggie Hassan:

"Blake Marston represented the very best of New Hampshire's long tradition of service, dedicating himself to protecting his fellow citizens and defending the enduring concept of freedom that is our very core. Tom and I join all Granite Staters in mourning, and we send our thoughts and prayers to his family and loved ones."

Sen. Kelly Ayotte:

"William ‘Blake' Marston was a patriot who served our nation with honor and courage as a Navy SEAL.

"He died training to conduct dangerous missions that keep Americans safe. We owe our freedom and security to men like Blake.

"I join all New Hampshire citizens in mourning his loss and honoring his distinguished service. My heart goes out to his loved ones at this very difficult time."

Sen. Jeanne Shaheen:

"William ‘Blake' Marston valiantly served in the Navy for six years and over the course of his career he always demonstrated an incredible commitment to his fellow soldiers, the state of New Hampshire and our country. I was saddened to learn of his tragic passing and my thoughts are with his loved ones and the entire Concord community."

Rep. Ann Kuster:

"I'm deeply saddened to hear of the tragic accident that took the life of William ‘Blake' Marston, who courageously served his country in the Navy for more than six years. His valiant service and dedication to his fellow service members, the Granite State, and the United States of America was an inspiration. My thoughts and prayers are with his family and loved ones during this difficult time."

Read more from NH1 News on the death of Marston.

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