American Flags and Virginia Flags to fly at half-staff Monday, August 26th at the Capitol complex in Virginia in honor of US Army Staff Sergeant Eric Lawson.
Flags are also authorized for display at half-staff in the County of York and in any other locality as deemed appropriate.
Staff Sergeant Lawson was assigned to the 10th Transportation Battalion, 7th Sustainment Brigade, Joint Base Langley-Eustis, VA. He had served on four combat tours while serving his country: Operation Enduring Freedom 2002-2003; Operation Enduring Freedom 2006-2007; Operation Iraqi Freedom 2009-2010, and Operation Enduring Freedom 2012-2013 with the 359th Inland Cargo Transfer Company Operations Team.
US Army SSG Lawson was awarded the following decorations during his time of service: The Bronze Star Medal, The Purple Heart, the Combat Action Badge, Army Commendation Medal with three Oak Leaf Clusters, Army Good Conduct Medal with two knots, National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Iraqi Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Overseas Service Ribbon with numeral five, Army Service Ribbon, Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon, the NATO International Security Assistance Force Medal, and the Drivers/Mechanics Badge, Drivers/Wheeled Vehicle Badge.