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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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