Governor Tom Corbett today ordered all U.S. flags and Pennsylvania flags in the Capitol Complex and at commonwealth facilities in Erie County to be flown at half-staff in honor of U.S. Army Cpl. Jarrid King of Erie.
Cpl. King, 20, was killed by injuries sustained from an improvised explosive device, or IED, attack on Jan. 12 in Ghazni Province, Afghanistan. He was assigned to the 7th Engineer Battalion, 10th Sustainment Brigade, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, N.Y.
Flags should remain at half staff through sunset on Saturday, Jan. 22.