Governor and First Lady Honor Senior Airman Michael J. Hinkle II


SACRAMENTO – On behalf of all Californians, Governor Brown and First Lady Anne Gust Brown honor Senior Airman Michael J. Hinkle II, 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. Senior Airman Hinkle’s family will receive a letter of condolence from the Governor.


Senior Airman Michael J. Hinkle II, 24, of Corona, CA died March 16 due to a non-combat related incident in Southwest Asia. He was assigned to the 28th Communications Squadron, Ellsworth Air Force Base, SD. Senior Airman Hinkle was supporting Operation New Dawn.