Governor and First Lady Honor Staff Sgt. Kenneth W. Bennett


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


Staff Sgt. Kenneth W. Bennett, 26, of Glendora, CA, died November 10, in Sperwan Gar, Afghanistan, from injuries sustained when he encountered an improvised explosive device during combat operations. He was assigned to the 53rd Ordnance Company, 3rd Ordnance Battalion, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, WA. He was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.