Governor and First Lady Honor Spc. Kevin J. Hilaman


SACRAMENTO – On behalf of all Californians, Governor Brown and First Lady Anne Gust Brown honor Spc. Kevin J. Hilaman, 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. Spc. Hilaman’s family will receive a letter of condolence from the Governor.


Spc. Kevin J. Hilaman, 28, of Albany, CA, died June 26, in Kunar province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his unit using small arms fire. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 35th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, Schofield Barracks, HI. Hilaman was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.