Governor and First Lady Honor Cmdr. Christopher E. Kalafut


SACRAMENTO – On behalf of all Californians, Governor Brown and First Lady Anne Gust Brown honor Cmdr. Christopher E. Kalafut, 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. Cmdr. Kalafut’s family will receive a letter of condolence from the Governor.


Cmdr. Christopher E. Kalafut, 49, of Oceanside, CA, died October 24 in Doha, Qatar, in a non-combat related incident at Al Udeid Air Base that is under investigation. He was assigned to the Naval Amphibious Liaison Element, Combined Forces Air Component Center, U.S. Central Command. Cmdr. Kalafut was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.