Gov. Jerry Brown ordered flags flown at half-staff over the State Capitol today in honor of Army Staff Sgt. Thomas Fogarty, 30, of Alameda, who was killed May 6 by an improvised explosive device in Ahmad-Kheyl, Afghanistan.
Fogarty was assigned to the 3rd Battalion (Airborne), 509th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, based at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson in Alaska. He had arrived in Afghanistan only last month.
Brown said he and first lady Anne Gust Brown offer their deepest condolences to Fogarty’s family and friends; he’ll be sending them an official letter as well.