Governor and First Lady Honor Capt. Jonathan J. Golden


SACRAMENTO – On behalf of all Californians, Governor Brown and First Lady Anne Gust Brown honor Capt. Jonathan J. Golden, 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. Capt. Golden’s family will receive a letter of condolence from the Governor.


Capt. Jonathan J. Golden, 33, of Camarillo, CA, died October 2 in the crash of a C-130J Super Hercules aircraft at Jalalabad Airfield, Afghanistan. The incident is under investigation. He was assigned to the 39th Airlift Squadron, Dyess Air Force Base, TX. Capt. Golden was supporting Operation Freedom’s Sentinel.