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DeJongh Expresses Condolences to Families of Two Special V.I. Citizens

Nov. 3, 2008 – Governor John P. deJongh Jr. said Monday that he was saddened to learn of the deaths of Granville "DJ Comombo" Murrain and retired Staff Sergeant Glenbert "Sabongo" David of the Virgin Islands National Guard. "These two individuals contributed much to their respective communities and their loss is immeasurable," deJongh said.
DeJongh joined others on Saturday at the annual D. Hamilton Jackson observance on St. Croix and paid tribute to DJ Comombo, who donated his services as a disc jockey at the annual Bull and Bread Day event for many years. "Mr. Murrain was a well-liked member of the St. Croix community and kind hearted individual who gave willingly of himself to assist others. The Bull and Bread Day event in Grove Place on Saturday was dedicated to Murrain's memory.
Although Staff Sgt. David retired in February after 31 years of military service, deJongh said he remained active with the 73rd Army Band. "In April, he played with the band at the Carnival Village on St. Thomas the tribute to retired Sergeant First Class Trevor Joseph. He then joined the band this summer for annual training in Fort Stewart, Georgia."
"My wife, Cecile, and the people of the Virgin Islands join me in expressing heartfelt condolences to the family of these two outstanding gentlemen. May the sorrow their family experience today be somewhat lessened in knowing that our community shares their loss," the governor said.

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