Governor and First Lady Honor Spc. Trinidad Santiago Jr.


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


Spc. Trinidad Santiago Jr., 25, of San Diego, CA, died May 2, in Camp Buehring, Kuwait, of injuries sustained in a vehicle accident. He was assigned to 4th Battalion, 42nd Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, CO. Spc. Santiago was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.