The following is a press release issued today by the California Governor's Office:
On behalf of all Californians, Governor Brown and First Lady Anne Gust Brown honor Sgt. Christopher W. Mulalley, 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. Sgt. Mulalley's family will receive a letter of condolence from the Governor.
Sgt. Christopher W. Mulalley, 26, of Eureka, CA, died Aug. 22 in Gardez, Afghanistan due to a non-combat related incident that is under investigation. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 3rd Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, TX. Sgt. Mulalley was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.