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Half-Staff Iowa Flags Honoring Col. George Bud Day

Wednesday, July 31st, 2013

American Flags and Iowa Flags to fly at half-staff Thursday, August 1st in the State of Iowa in honor of Col. George ‘Bud’ Day.

According to the office of the governor:
Col. George “Bud” Day, born in Iowa, dropped out of high school in 1942 to enlist in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II and served in the Pacific theater. Following World War II, Day earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Morningside College and a law degree from the University of South Dakota. In 1950, Day received an officer’s commission as a 2nd Lt. in Company M, 133rd Infantry Regiment, Iowa Army National Guard in Sioux City. He transferred to the U.S. Air Force Reserve in 1951, where he completed pilot training and entered the active duty U.S. Air Force for combat in the Korean War. Day remained on active duty with the Air Force following Korea and served in the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam War. While flying a combat mission over North Vietnam, Day was shot down Aug. 26, 1967, captured by the North Vietnamese Army and spent five and a half years as a prisoner of war. Day was released from captivity in March 1973 and retired from the U.S. Air Force in 1977.
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Half-Staff Colorado Flags Honoring Rob Nichols

Wednesday, July 31st, 2013

American Flags and Colorado Flags to fly at half-staff Saturday, August 3rd in the State of Colorado in honor of US Army Spec. Rob Nichols. Army Spec. Nichols was killed in action in Afghanistan on July 23, 2013. He was assigned to B Company, 3rd Battalion, 15th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, GA. He received the Bronze Star and Purple Heart, both awarded posthumously.
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Half-Staff Wyoming Flags – Honoring John Hanes

Friday, July 26th, 2013

Wyoming Flags to fly at half-staff Monday, July 29th at the Capitol and in Laramie County in honor of former State Senator John Hanes. Senator Hanes served Laramie County in the Wyoming House of Representatives from 1993 to 1998 and the Wyoming Senate from 1999 to 2006.
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Half-Staff North Carolina Flag – Korean War Veterans Armistice Day

Friday, July 26th, 2013

North Carolina flags to fly at half-staff Saturday, July 27th in honor of Korean War Veterans Armistice Day. According to the North Carolina Division of Veterans Affairs, 149,754 North Carolina citizens served in Korea between 1950 and 1953. It is estimated that 69,669 of these veterans are still living in North Carolina today.
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Half-Staff Nevada Flags – Honoring David Vanbuskirk

Friday, July 26th, 2013

American Flags and Nevada Flags to fly at half-staff Friday, July 26th through Monday, July 29th in honor of LVMPD Officer David Vanbuskirk. Officer Vanbuskirk was a member of the Search and Rescue Unit of the Las Vegas Metro Police Department. Officer Vanbuskirk died in the line of duty while attempting to rescue a stranded hiker.
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Half-Staff Kentucky Flags – Honoring Sonny Zimmerman

Friday, July 26th, 2013

American Flags and Kentucky Flags to fly at half-staff Saturday, July 27th in the Commonwealth of Kentucky in honor of US Army Staff Sgt. Sonny Zimmerman. Staff Sgt. Zimmerman died of wounds suffered when his vehicle was attacked by a rocket-propelled grenade. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, Fort Campbell, KY.
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Half-Staff Pennsylvania Flags – Honoring Bruce Sensenig

Thursday, July 25th, 2013

Pennsylvania Flags to fly at half-staff Thursday, July 25th through Friday, July 26th at the Capitol Complex and in Lebanon County in honor of firefighter Bruce Sensenig. Firefighter Sensenig, of the Quentin Volunteer Fire Company, was killed in the line of duty in an auto accident while responding to an emergency call.
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Half-Staff Missouri Flags – Honoring Matthew Blankenship

Wednesday, July 24th, 2013

American Flags and Missouri Flags to fly at half-staff Thursday, July 25th in Webster County Missouri in honor of Lt. Matthew Blankenship of the Marshfield Fire Protection District. Lt. Blakenship lost his life in the line of duty while fighting a structure fire.
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Half-Staff Utah Flags – Honoring Tracy Stapley

Sunday, July 14th, 2013

American Flags and Utah Flags to fly at half-staff Monday, July 15th in the state of Utah in honor of US Army First Sergeant Tracy Stapley.
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Half-Staff South Dakota Flags – Honoring Oliver Red Cloud

Saturday, July 13th, 2013

American Flags and South Dakota Flags to fly at half-staff Saturday, July 13 in South Dakota and on the Pine Ridge Reservation in honor of Chief Oliver Red Cloud. Chief Red Cloud was the last recognized Oglala Lokota Tribal Civil Chief.
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