Gov. Jerry Brown has ordered flags at the State Capitol to be flown at half-mast for a second day in a row, this time in honor of fallen Marine Staff Sgt. Sky R. Mote.
The governor and First Lady Anne Gust Brown also extended their condolences to Mote’s family, and will be sending a letter of condolence, a press release stated. They did the same for Capt. Matthew P. Manoukian, son of a Santa Clara County judge.
The actions were set for the same day as the arrival of Mote’s body from Afghanistan and a procession from McClellan Air Field, formerly an Air Force base, to Green Valley Mortuary and Cemetery.
Mote, a graduate of Union Mine High School in 2003, died at approximately 2 a.m. local time on Aug. 10 a press release from the U.S. Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command stated. He was part of Operation Enduring Freedom.
He, along with Manoukian and Gunnery Sgt. Ryan Jeschke, 31, of Herndon, Va., were killed by an Afghan policeman after the three were invited over for a pre-dawn meal to discuss security.
Service for Mote will be held at Faith Episcopal Church in Cameron Park on Sunday, Aug. 19 at 6:30 p.m.