American Flags and New York Flags to fly at half-staff Wednesday, November 7th in honor of three United States Army Reserve Soldiers. Specialist Brett Gornewicz, Specialist Ryan Jayne, and Staff Sgt. Dain Venne, died in Paktiya Province, Afghanistan on November 3.
According to the office of the governor:
Specialist Brett Gornewicz, Specialist Ryan Jayne, and Staff Sgt. Dain Venne, died of wounds sustained when their humvee was struck by an improvised explosive device. The three men were assigned to the 444th Engineer Company which is headquartered in Oswego. The unit is an element of the 178th Engineer Battalion of the 412th Theater Engineer Command.