American Flags and Colorado Flags to fly at half-staff Friday, September 7th in the state of Colorado in honor of US Army Staff Sgt. Christopher Birdwell.
According to the office of the governor:
Army Staff Sgt. Birdwell died on Aug. 27, 2012, in Laghman Province, Afghanistan, in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. He died of injuries sustained from small arms fire while on dismounted patrol. Birdwell was assigned to A Company, 4th Special Troops Battalion, 4th Infantry Division at Fort Carson.