American Flags and Arkansas Flags to fly at half-staff Friday, July 6th in the state of Arkansas in honor of US Army Sergeant Michael Strachota.
According to the office of the governor:
US Army Sergeant Michael J. Strachota died June 24, 2012 while serving his country in Afghanistan as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. Sgt. Strachota joined the Army in 2007 and had previously served a tour of duty in Iraq and was currently in Afghanistan serving his second tour of duty. He was assigned to the 96th Transport Company, 180th Transportation Battalion, 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), out of Fort Hood, Texas.