Sacramento, California - On behalf of all Californians, Governor Brown and First Lady Anne Gust Brown honor Staff Sgt. Diobanjo S. Sanagustin, who bravely gave his life in service to our state and nation. The Governor and First Lady extend their deepest condolences to his family and friends at this difficult time.
In memorial, Governor Brown ordered that flags be flown at half-staff over the State Capitol. Staff Sgt. Sanagustin's family will receive a letter of condolence from the Governor.
Staff Sgt. Diobanjo S. Sanagustin, 32, of National City, California died September 4 from injuries sustained in a non-combat related incident at Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan. The incident is under investigation.
Staff Sgt. Sanagustin was assigned to 4th Battalion, 9th Infantry Regiment, 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colorado.
Staff Sgt. Sanagustin was supporting Operation Freedom's Sentinel.