American Flag and Kansas Flags to fly at half-staff Thursday, June 7th in the state of Kansas in honor of Sergeant Alexander J. Bennett, Specialist Spencer C. Duncan and Chief Warrant Officer Two Bryan J. Nichols.
According to the office of the governor:
Sergeant Alexander J. Bennett, Specialist Spencer C. Duncan and Chief Warrant Officer Two Bryan J. Nichols, as well as 27 other Americans, died on August 6, 2011, in Wardak Province, Afghanistan, in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. They were assigned to the 7th Battalion, 158th Aviation Regiment, U.S. Army Reserve, New Century, Kansas. According to initial reports, the men died of injuries sustained when their helicopter received enemy rocket-propelled grenade fire and crashed. The thirty service members who were killed in the incident will be honored for their sacrifice in a ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery on June 7th.