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Half-Staff Iowa Flags – Jon Tumilson

Wednesday, August 17th, 2011

American Flags and Iowa Flags to fly at half-staff Friday, August 19th in the state of Iowa in honor of Petty Officer Jon T. Tumilson.

Petty Officer Tumilson was killed in action Saturday, August  6, 2011, when a Taliban rocket-propelled grenade shot down a helicopter carrying 30 Americans, including Tumilson and 21 other Navy SEALs. Tumilson was posthumously awarded the Purple Heart and Defense Meritorious Service Medal.

Half-Staff Hawaii Flags – Christopher Camero

Wednesday, August 17th, 2011

American Flags and Hawaii Flags to fly at half-staff Thursday, August 18th in the state of Hawaii in honor of  U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Christopher L. Camero.

Camero died on July 15 of wounds suffered July 6 while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan. He was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Twentynine Palms, CA.  Camero was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.