Gov. Jerry Brown and his wife offered condolences Thursday to the family and friends of a 30-year-old Camp Pendleton-based Marine killed in combat in Afghanistan.
Staff Sgt. Joseph H. Frankhauser of Mason, Texas, died in the Helmand Province on Sunday, according to the Department of Defense.
Frankhauser was a member of the 7th Engineer Support Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, I Marine Expeditionary Force.
Brown ordered that flags be flown half-staff over the state Capitol Thursday.
-City News Service