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Half-Staff Michigan Flags – Honoring Shane Cantu

American Flags and Michigan Flags to fly at half-staff Monday, September 10th in the state of Michigan in honor of US Army Pfc. Shane Cantu.

According to the office of the governor:
US Army Pfc. Shane Cantu died Aug. 28 in Afghanistan. He was a member of the U.S. Army, 1st Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team.

Cantu was awarded the Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart, Army Commendation Medal and Army Good Conduct Meal posthumously. His other awards and decorations include the National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal with Bronze Service Star, Army Service Ribbon, and Overseas Service Ribbon. Cantu received the NATO Medal and Combat Infantryman Badge posthumously. He also received the Parachutist Badge, Combat and Special Skill Badge Basic Marksmanship Qualification Badge and the Overseas Service Bar.

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