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Half-Staff Iowa State Flags – Honoring Dennis Eilers

Friday, June 29th, 2012

American Flags and Iowa Flags to fly at half-staff Friday, June 29th through Sunday, July 1st in the state of Iowa in honor of Lt. Col. Dennis Eilers.

According to the office of the governor:
Lt. Col. Dennis Eilers and his crew went missing when his plane was shot down in Laos in 1965. Eilers was listed as missing in action, until his status was changed to killed in action in 1977. In April of this year, after further investigation, officials positively identified the crash site when a tooth was found from a fellow crew member of Eilers’.

Half-Staff Washington State Flags – Honoring Nick Hall

Wednesday, June 27th, 2012

American Flags and Washington State Flags to fly at half-staff Friday, June 29th in the state of Washington in honor of Mt. Rainier National Park Ranger Nick Hall.

According to the office of the governor:
Ranger Hall died last week during a rescue operation on Mt. Rainier.

Half-Staff Washington State Flags – Honoring Jarrod Lallier

Wednesday, June 27th, 2012

American Flags and Washington State Flags to fly at half-staff Monday, July 2nd in the state of Washington in honor of US Army Private First Class Jarrod Lallier.

According to the office of the governor:
US Army Pfc Jarrod Lallier died June 18 in Afghanistan of injuries he sustained when his patrol received small arms fire.

Half-Staff Kansas State Flags – Honoring Michael Knapp

Tuesday, June 26th, 2012

American Flags and Kansas Flags to fly at half-staff Tuesday, July 3rd in the state of Kansas in honor of US Army Sergeant Michael Knapp.

According to the office of the governor:
Sgt. Michael Knapp died on Friday, May 18 while serving with the 1st Battalion Air Assault unit in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan. Sgt. Knapp was on his third tour in Afghanistan. Knapp was a member of the 1st Battalion (Air Assault), 377th Field Artillery Regiment, 17th Fires Brigade based out of Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington.

Half-Staff Illinois State Flags – Honoring Emil Wasilewski

Monday, June 25th, 2012

American Flags and Illinois Flags to fly at half-staff Monday, June 25th through Tuesday, June 26th in the state of Illinois in honor of US Army 2nd Lieutenant Emil Wasilewski.

Half-Staff Colorado State Flags – Honoring Celena Hollis

Monday, June 25th, 2012

American Flags and Colorado Flag to fly at half-staff Monday, June 25th in the state of Colorado in honor of Denver Police Officer Celena Hollis. Officer Hollis died on June 24, 2012 in the line of duty while taking a police action at the City Park Jazz Fest Event.

Half-Staff Maine State Flags – Honoring Durward Ben Worster

Monday, June 25th, 2012

Maine Flags to fly at half-staff Wednesday, June 27th in the town of Gorham, ME in honor of Durward Benjamin Worster.

According to the office of the governor:
Durward Benjamin ‘Ben’ Worster attended Gorham High School and shortly thereafter enlisted in the military, and was stationed at Fort Hood in Texas. A superior shot, he became a decorated Army Sniper as a Team Leader 1st Platoon, 2nd Quad, 2-5 1st Calvary during his tour in Iraq, and he was awarded numerous honors and medals, including the Army Commendation Medal, distinction from the U.S. Army Sniper School and Advanced Marksmanship and Sniper Operations, as well as holding expert military qualifications in 11 different weapons systems. Upon receiving his honorable discharge from the Army, Worster became a part of another distinguished brotherhood as on officer of the Maine Correctional Center in Windham

Half-Staff Maine State Flags – Honoring George Davis

Monday, June 25th, 2012

Maine Flags to fly at half-staff Wednesday, June 27th in the town of Hollis, ME in honor of Hollis Fire Department Chief George Davis.

According to the office of the governor:
Fire Chief George Davis joined the Goodwin’s Mills Fire and Rescue in July 1983. He served as Deputy Chief from 2002 until 2004. He was also full time as a Fire Marshal in the Sanford Fire Department and a Maine State Fire Instructor. In 2005 Davis was named Chief of the Hollis Fire and Rescue Department, a position, he currently held. He was a member and Past President of the York County Fire Chief’s Association.

Half-Staff Minnesota State Flags – Honoring Taylor Baune

Sunday, June 24th, 2012

American Flags and Minnesota Flags to fly at half-staff Monday, June 25th in the state of Minnesota in honor of US Marine Corporal Taylor Baune.

According to the office of the governor:
Corporal Taylor J. Baune died while carrying out combat missions in Afghanistan as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. Corporal Baune was stationed at the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center in Twentynine Palms, California. He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force. Corporal Taylor J. Baune was an exemplary Marine, and has the distinction of being awarded the Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation, the National Defense Service Medal, the Afghanistan Campaign Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Sea Service Deployment Ribbon, and the NATO Medal-ISAF Afghanistan.

Half-Staff Illinois State Flags – Honoring Trevor Pinnick

Friday, June 22nd, 2012

American Flags and Illinois Flags to fly at half-staff Saturday, June 23rd through Monday, June 25th in the state of Illinois in honor of US Army Specialist Trevor Pinnick.