Governor and First Lady Honor Sgt. 1st Class Jeffrey C. Baker


SACRAMENTO – On behalf of all Californians, Governor Brown and First Lady Anne Gust Brown honor Sgt. 1st Class Jeffrey C. Baker, 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. Sgt. 1st Class Baker’s family will receive a letter of condolence from the Governor.


Sgt. 1st Class Jeffrey C. Baker, 29, of Hesperia, CA, died May 14, in Sanjaray, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device. He was assigned to the 766th Ordnance Company, 63rd Ordnance Battalion, 52nd Ordnance Group, Fort Stewart, GA. Sgt. 1st Class Baker was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.