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Half-Staff Arizona Flags – Honoring Orion Sparks

Friday, September 28th, 2012

American Flags and Arizona Flags to fly at half-staff Friday, September 28th in the state of Arizona in honor of US Army Staff Sergeant Orion Sparks.

According to the office of the governor:
Staff Sgt. Sparks died Sept. 26, in Pul-E Alam, Afghanistan, of injuries suffered when an insurgent wearing a suicide vest detonated the device near their patrol. Sparks was assigned to the 1st Squadron, 91st Cavalry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team, Schweinfurt, Germany.
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Half-Staff Illinois Flags – Honoring Dion Roberts

Friday, September 28th, 2012

American Flags and Illinois Flags to fly at half-staff Saturday, September 29th through Monday, October 1st in the state of Illinois in honor of US Navy Gunners Mate Second Class Dion Roberts.
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Half-Staff Arkansas Flags – Honoring Jason Swindle

Thursday, September 27th, 2012

American Flags and Arkansas Flags to fly at half-staff Saturday, September 29th in the state of Arkansas in honor of US Army Sergeant Jason M. Swindle who died while serving in Afghanistan.
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Half-Staff Colorado Flags – Honoring Mary Ricard

Thursday, September 27th, 2012

American Flags and Colorado Flags to fly at half-staff Monday, October 1st in the state of Colorado in honor of Sgt. Mary Ricard who died while working at an Arkansas Valley Correctional Facility.
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Half-Staff North Carolina Flags – Honoring W. Scott Hunter

Tuesday, September 25th, 2012

North Carolina Flags to fly at half-staff Wednesday, September 26th at the State Capitol, State Highway Patrol Offices and State Facilities in Wake County in honor of State Capitol Police Chief W. Scott Hunter.

According to the office of the governor:
Chief Hunter became State Capitol Police chief in 2003 and oversaw its move in 2009 from the Department of Administration to what is now the Department of Public Safety. He previously served 18 years with the State Highway Patrol, rising from field officer to the rank of captain and serving as the national law enforcement liaison for the Buckle Up America initiative.
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Half-Staff Wyoming Flags – Honoring Harold Meier

Friday, September 21st, 2012

Wyoming Flags to fly at half-staff Saturday, September 22nd at the Capitol and in Freemont County in honor of former State Representative Harold E. Meier.

Mr. Meier represented Fremont County in the Wyoming House of Representatives from 1969 to 1977.
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Half-Staff Arizona Flags – Honoring Larry Dever

Wednesday, September 19th, 2012

American Flags and Arizona Flags to fly at half-staff Wednesday, September 19th in the state of Arizona in honor of Cochise County Sheriff Larry Dever. Flags will be lowered again on the day of his interment, the details of which are still pending.
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Half-Staff Virginia Flags – Honoring Justice Henry Whiting

Monday, September 17th, 2012

Virginia Flags to fly at half-staff Monday, September 17th through Friday, September 21st in the Commonwealth of Virginia in honor of Virginia Supreme Court Justice Henry H. Whiting.
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Half-Staff Arizona Flags – Honoring Bradley Atwell

Monday, September 17th, 2012

American Flags and Arizona Flags to fly at half-staff Tuesday, September 18th in the state of Arizona in honor of US Marine Sgt. Bradley Atwell.

According to the office of the governor:
Sgt. Bradley W. Atwell died September 15 while supporting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan. Sgt. Atwell was assigned to Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron 13, Marine Aircraft Group 13, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing based at MCAS Yuma, Ariz. Sgt. Atwell enlisted in the Marine Corps October 17, 2005 and served as an electrical systems technician.

His personal awards include the Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal (second award), Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal, and NATO Service Medal-International Security Assistance Force.
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Half-Staff Arizona Flags – Honoring Christopher Raible

Monday, September 17th, 2012

American Flags and Arizona Flags to fly at half-staff Tuesday, September 18th in the state of Arizona in honor of US Marine Lt. Col. Christopher Raible.

According to the office of the governor:
Lt. Col. Christopher K. Raible died September 15 while supporting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan. Lt. Col. Christopher Raible was commanding officer, Marine Attack Squadron 211, Marine Aircraft Group 13, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing based at MCAS Yuma, Ariz. Lt. Col. Raible commissioned in the Marine Corps May 21, 1995 and served as an AV-8B Harrier pilot. Raible deployed previously in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom.

His personal awards include the Meritorious Service Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, Air Medal-Strike/Flight (numeral 10), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (second award), Air Medal-Individual Action, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, National Defense Service Medal (second award), and NATO Service Medal-International Security Assistance Force.
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