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Half-Staff Colorado Flags – Honoring Scott Carpenter

American Flags and Colorado Flags to fly at half-staff Saturday, November 2nd in the State of Colorado in honor of Scott Carpenter. Carpenter was a US Navy veteran who served as a pilot from 1949-1958. In 1959 Carpenter joined NASA as part of Project Mercury. He was the fourth American in space and the second to orbit the Earth. Some of his awards include: Navy Astronaut Wings, Navy’s Legion of Merit, Distinguished Flying Cross and NASA Distinguished Service Medal. There is a middle school in Colorado and an elementary school in New Jersey that both bear his name.
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