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Half-Staff Massachusetts Flags – Steven E. Gutowsk

Wednesday, October 12th, 2011

American Flags and Massachusetts Flags to fly at half-staff Monday, October 17th in the commonwealth of Massachusetts in honor of Specialist Steven E. Gutowsk.

Half-Staff Michigan Flags – Nicholas A. Sprovtsoff

Wednesday, October 12th, 2011

American Flags and Michigan Flags to fly at half-staff Friday, October 14th in the state of Michigan in honor of US Marine Staff Sergeant Nicholas A. Sprovtsoff.

According to the office of the governor:
Sprovtsoff, 28, of Davison died while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan on Sept. 28. Sprovtsoff was assigned to the 1st Marine Special Operations Battalion of the U.S. Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command at Camp Pendleton, Calif. He was a 10-year veteran of the Marines and served five tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan.

His personal decorations include the Bronze Star with combat V, the Army Commendation Medal, the Navy-Marine Corps Achievement Medal with combat V, two Army Achievement Medals, two Combat Action Ribbons and two Good Conduct Medals. He was awarded the Purple Heart posthumously.