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Half-Staff Montana Flags – Honoring Joe Mazurek

Thursday, August 30th, 2012

American Flags and Montana Flags to fly at half-staff Thursday, August 30th in the state of Montana in honor of Joe Mazurek.

Joe Mazurek was a former Montana State Senate President and former Montana Attorney General.
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Half-Staff Massachusetts Flags – Honoring Michael Demarsico II

Thursday, August 30th, 2012

American Flags and Massachusetts Flags to fly at half-staff Saturday, September 1st in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in honor of US Army PFC Michael Demarsico II.

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Half-Staff West Virginia Flags – Honoring Marshall Bailey

Wednesday, August 29th, 2012

American Flags and West Virginia Flags to fly at half-staff until further notice in honor of State Police Cpl. Marshall Lee Bailey who was killed in the line of duty Tuesday evening.

Half-Staff Arkansas State Flags – Honoring James Maxwell

Wednesday, August 29th, 2012

American Flags and Arkansas Flags to fly at half-staff Thursday, August 30th in the state of Arkansas in honor of US Marine Private First Class James Maxwell.

According to the office of the governor:
US Marine Corps Private First Class James R. Maxwell was a dedicated and courageous soldier, who died on May 15, 1975, while serving his country during the Vietnam Conflict. PFC Maxwell was involved in the “Mayaguez Incident”, during which his Marine Corps helicopter was shot down off the coast of Cambodia. After many years of extensive military effort, PFC Maxwell’s remains were located, and he can now finally be laid to rest in his home state and nation.
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Half-Staff New Jersey State Flags – Honoring Gunther Wald

Wednesday, August 29th, 2012

American Flags and New Jersey Flags to fly at half-staff Thursday, August 30th in the state of New Jersey in honor of US Army Sergeant First Class Gunther Wald.

According to the office of the governor:
US Army Sergeant First Class Gunther Wald was reported missing in action during the Vietnam War in 1969. Sfc Wald was last accounted for when he was part of a Special Forces reconnaissance patrol operating in Quang Tri Province and the patrol was reportedly ambushed by enemy forces on November 3, 1969. Due to heavy enemy presence and poor weather conditions, a search-and-rescue team was not able to reach the site for eight days and the search-and-rescue team found military equipment belonging to another member of the patrol, but no other signs of the patrol. Sfc Wald’s remains have been identified and returned to his family for burial with full military honors.
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Half-Staff Massachusetts Flags – Honoring Steven Brothers

Wednesday, August 29th, 2012

American Flags and Massachusetts Flags to fly at half-staff Wednesday, August 29th in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in honor of US Army Major Steven Brothers.

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Half-Staff American Flags – Honoring Neil Armstrong

Tuesday, August 28th, 2012

American Flags to fly at half-staff Friday, August 31st throughout the country out of respect and memory of Neil Armstrong.

According to the President of the United States:
As a mark of respect for the memory of Neil Armstrong, I hereby order, by the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, that on the day of his interment, the flag of the United States shall be flown at half-staff at the White House and upon all public buildings and grounds, at all military posts and naval stations, and on all naval vessels of the Federal Government in the District of Columbia and throughout the United States and its Territories and possessions until sunset on such day. I also direct that the flag shall be flown at half-staff for the same length of time at all United States embassies, legations, consular offices, and other facilities abroad, including all military facilities and naval vessels and stations.
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Half-Staff Michigan State Flags – Honoring David Warsen

Tuesday, August 28th, 2012

American Flags and Michigan Flags to fly at half-staff Thursday, August 30th in the state of Michigan in honor of US Navy Special Warfare Operator Petty Officer 2nd Class David Warsen.

According to the office of the governor:
Special Warfare Operator Petty Officer 2nd Class David J. Warsen died Aug. 16 in a helicopter crash northeast of Kandahar, Afghanistan. He was assigned to a West Coast-based naval special warfare unit.
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Half-Staff Maryland State Flags – Honoring David Williams

Tuesday, August 28th, 2012

American Flags and Maryland Flags to fly at half-staff Thursday, August 30th in the state of Maryland in honor of US Army Sergeant David Williams.

According to the office of the governor:
Army Sergeant David V. Williams died on August 18, 2012, in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan, in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

Half-Staff Virginia Flags – Honoring Ryan Jeschke

Monday, August 27th, 2012

American Flags and Virginia Flags to fly at half-staff Tuesday, August 28th at the Capitol complex in Virginia in honor of US Marine Gunnery Sgt. Ryan Jeschke.

Flags are also authorized for display at half-staff in the County of Fairfax, the Town of Clifton and the Town of Herndon.
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