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Gov. Brown honors slain Alameda soldier

By Josh Richman
Tuesday, May 15th, 2012 at 3:23 pm in Afghanistan, Jerry Brown.

Staff Sgt. Thomas FogartyGov. 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.

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  • Truthclubber

    Thank you for your service and your sacrifice, soldier.

    May our country take care of your loved ones to the degree you would have, had you been able to return.

    Rest in peace.