On Feb. 2, 2017, U.S Marines with the Maritime Raid Force, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, clear the Governor Ricardo J. Bordallo Complex, during a realistic urban training exercise, at Asan, Guam.
The former Governor of Guam, who was facing the start of a four-year prison term in California in a corruption case, shot himself to death in 1990. Ricardo J. Bordallo, shot himself in the head while draped in Guam’s national flag and chained to a statue in a busy intersection. The 63-year-old Democrat served as Governor of the United States territory from 1976 to 1980, and was re-elected to a second four-year term in 1984. He lost a re-election drive in 1988 to Joseph Ada, a Republican, The New York Times reported.