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Half-Staff Michigan State Flags – Honoring Justin Hansen

American Flags and Michigan Flags to fly at half-staff Friday, August 3rd in the state of Michigan in honor of US Marine Sgt. Justin Hansen.

According to the office of the governor:
US Marine Sgt. Hansen died July 24 while conducting combat operations in Afghanistan. He was assigned to the 2nd Marine Special Operations Battalion, Camp Lejeune, N.C. Sgt. Hansen attended the School of Infantry at Camp Pendleton, Calif. He was first stationed at the 3rd Reconnaissance Battalion at Camp Schwab in Okinawa, Japan, and later deployed with the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit. Hansen joined the Special Operations Command in June 2009. He served a tour of duty in Iraq and was serving his second tour in Afghanistan. Hansen received a Purple Heart, two Combat Action Ribbons and two Good Conduct Medals.

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