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Half-Staff Hawaii Flags – Honoring Don Viray

Tuesday, May 8th, 2012

American Flags and Hawaii Flags to fly at half-staff Thursday, May 10th in the state of Hawaii in honor of Chief Warrant Officer Two Don C. Viray.

According to the office of the governor:
Army helicopter pilot CW2 Viray was killed in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan on April 19, 2012. CW2 Viray was assigned to A Company 2nd Battalion, 25th Aviation Regiment, 25th Infantry Division, Wheeler Army Airfield, Hawaii.

Half-Staff Minnesota Flags – Honoring Nicholas Dickhut

Tuesday, May 8th, 2012

American Flags and Minnesota Flags to fly at half-staff Tuesday, May 8th in the state of Minnesota in honor of US Army Sergeant Nicholas M. Dickhut.

According to the office of the governor:
Sgt. Dickhut died April 30 from wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked his unit with small arms fire in Afghanistan. Dickhut was a Joint Base Lewis-McChord soldier and was a member of the 3rd Stryker Brigade that deployed in December and was attached to the 82nd Airborne Division as a forward observer.