Governor and First Lady Honor Lance Cpl. Norberto Mendez Hernandez
SACRAMENTO – On behalf of all Californians, Governor Brown and First Lady Anne Gust Brown honor Lance Cpl. Norberto Mendez Hernandez, 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 today. Lance Cpl. Hernandez’s family will receive a letter of condolence from the Governor.
Lance Cpl. Norberto Mendez Hernandez, 22, of Logan, UT, died July 10 in Helmand province, Afghanistan. He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, Camp Pendleton, CA. Hernandez was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.