Governor and First Lady Honor Chief Warrant Officer Deric M. Rasmussen


SACRAMENTO – On behalf of all Californians, Governor Brown and First Lady Anne Gust Brown honor Chief Warrant Officer Deric M. Rasmussen, 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. Chief Warrant Officer Rasmussen’s family will receive a letter of condolence from the Governor.


Chief Warrant Officer Deric M. Rasmussen, 33, of Oceanside, CA, died May 11, in Mazar E Sharif, Afghanistan, from a non-combat incident. He was assigned to the Company C, 1st Battalion, 227th Aviation Regiment, 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, Fort Hood, TX. Chief Warrant Officer Rasmussen was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.