SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — On behalf of all Californians, Governor Brown and First Lady Anne Gust Brown honor Spc. Thomas J. Mayberry, 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 on Monday (Dec. 12). Spc. Mayberry’s family will receive a letter of condolence from the Governor.

Spc. Thomas J. Mayberry, 21, of Springville, CA, died December 3, in Wardak province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 5th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, Fort Bliss, TX. Mayberry was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.