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Governor and First Partner Honor Army 1st Lt. Joseph T. Allbaugh


SACRAMENTO – On behalf of all Californians, Governor Gavin Newsom and First Partner Jennifer Siebel Newsom honor Army 1st Lt. Joseph T. Allbaugh, who bravely gave his life in service to our state and nation. The Governor and First Partner extend their deepest condolences to his family and friends at this difficult time.

In memorial, Governor Newsom ordered that flags be flown at half-staff over the State Capitol.

1st Lt. Joseph T. Allbaugh, 24, of Folsom, CA, died July 12, 2020, in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan in a non-combat related incident that is under investigation. 1st Lt. Allbaugh was assigned to A Battery, 2nd Battalion, 44th Air Defense Artillery Regiment, 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, KY. 1st Lt. Allbaugh was supporting Operation Freedom’s Sentinel.

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