Honoring Our Fallen: CalVet honors members of the U.S. Armed Forces who made the ultimate sacrifice for our great nation.
Staff Sgt. Diobanjo Sanagustin, 32, of National City, Calif., died Tuesday, Sept. 4 in a non-combat incident in Afghanistan. His more than 10 years of military service included deployments to Kosovo, Iraq and Afghanistan.
Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. and First Lady Anne Gust Brown honored Staff Sgt. Sanagustin in a statement, saying he “bravely gave his life in service to our state and nation.” In memorial, Governor Brown ordered that flags be flown at half staff over the State Capitol.