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Half-Staff New Jersey Flags – Joseph Wargo Jr

Tuesday, October 18th, 2011

American Flags and New Jersey Flags to fly at half-staff Wednesday, October 19th in the state of New Jersey in honor of Mount Arlington Police Officer Joseph S. Wargo Jr.

According to the office of the governor:
Officer Wargo tragically lost his life in the line of duty while on patrol on Route 80 when his police car was struck by another vehicle.

Half-Staff Michigan Flags – Drew Russell

Tuesday, October 18th, 2011

American Flags and Michigan Flags to fly at half-staff Thursday, October 20th in the state of Michigan in honor of US Army Capt. Drew Russell.

According to the office of the governor:
Capt. Russell was assigned to the 1st Squadron, 10th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division at Fort Carson, Colo. He joined the Army in 2008 and his first overseas deployment was to Afghanistan on June 13. His personal decorations include the Army Achievement Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Afghanistan Campaign Medal with Bronze Service Star, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Army Service Ribbon, the Overseas Service Ribbon, the Parachutist Badge and the Overseas Service Bar. He was posthumously awarded the Bronze Star Medal, the Purple Heart Medal, the NATO Medal and the Combat Action Badge.