Governor and First Lady Honor Staff Sgt. Sky R. Mote


SACRAMENTO – On behalf of all Californians, Governor Brown and First Lady Anne Gust Brown honor Staff Sgt. Sky R. Mote, 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. Staff Sgt. Mote’s family will receive a letter of condolence from the Governor.


Staff Sgt. Sky R. Mote, 27, of El Dorado, CA, died August 10, while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan. Mote was assigned to 1st Marine Special Operations Battalion, Camp Pendleton, CA. He was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.