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Half-Staff Colorado State Flags – Honoring Alejo Thompson

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2012

American Flags and Colorado Flags to fly at half-staff Thursday, May 24th in the state of Colorado in honor of 1st Lt. Alejo Thompson.

According to the office of the governor:
1st Lt. Alejo R. Thompson died on May 11, 2012, in Parwan Province, Afghanistan, in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. According to Defense Department reports, Thompson died of injuries sustained when his dismounted patrol received small arms fire. Thompson was assigned to A Company, 1st Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson.

Half-Staff Illinois State Flags – Honoring George McDonald

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2012

American Flags and Illinois Flags to fly at half-staff Sunday, May 27th through Tuesday, May 29th in the state of Illinois in honor of US Air Force Captain George McDonald.

According to the office of the governor:
Captain McDonald was declared missing in action at age 24 while supporting combat operations during the Vietnam Era; a full military memorial service will be held at Arlington National Cemetery on Tuesday, May 29, 2012.

Half-Staff Maine State Flags – Honoring Mark Coleman

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2012

American Flags and Maine Flags to fly at half-staff Thursday, May 24th in the town of Montville, ME in honor of Sergeant First Class Mark Coleman.

According to the office of the governor:
Sergeant First Class Mark Coleman, a Maine State Trooper, and a traditional Guardsman with the Massachusetts ARNG died May 17 from the affects of a Traumatic Brain Injury & Terminal Disease. SFC Mark Robert Coleman served in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and deployed to Guantanamo Bay Cuba.

Half-Staff Kansas State Flags – Honoring Zachary Hargrove

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2012

American Flags and Kansas Flags to fly at half-staff Saturday, May 26th in the state of Kansas in honor of Army Sgt. Zachary Hargrove.

According to the office of the governor:
Sergeant Zachary Hargrove died on May 3, 2012 while serving with the 1st Infantry Division in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan. Sergeant Hargrove was a wheeled vehicle mechanic assigned to the Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 84th Explosive Ordnance Disposal Battalion, 1st Infantry Division. He served three previous tours to Iraq, including one with the 1st Infantry Division Headquarters in 2010. This was his first deployment to Afghanistan.