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Half-Staff Colorado Flags – Honoring Claire Davis

Monday, December 30th, 2013

American Flags and Colorado Flags to fly at half-staff, Wednesday, January 1st in the state of Colorado in honor of Claire Davis. Davis was a student at Arapahoe High School who died as a result of injuries suffered when a fellow student opened gunfire in her school.
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Half-Staff Massachusetts Flags – Honoring Daniel Vasselian

Monday, December 30th, 2013

American Flags and Massachusetts Flags to fly at half-staff Thursday, January 2nd, in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in honor of US Marine Sergeant Daniel Vasselian. USMC Sgt. Vasselian died while conducting combat operations in Afghanistan as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. This was Sgt. Vasselian’s 3rd tour. He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 9th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.
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Half-Staff Alaska Flags – Honoring Richard Greuel

Thursday, December 26th, 2013

Alaska State Flags to fly at half-staff Thursday, December 26th in honor of former Representative Richard “Dick” Greuel. Dick Greuel served in the Alaska Territorial House of Representatives in 1953, 1955 and 1957. He served as House majority leader in 1955 and in 1957 was speaker of the House.
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Half-Staff Illinois Flags – Honoring Cuauhtemoc Estrada

Thursday, December 26th, 2013

American Flags and Illinois Flags to fly at half-staff Thursday, December 26th through Saturday, December 28th in the State of Illinois in honor of Cuauhtemoc Estrada. Estrada was an Investigator with the Cook County Sheriff’s Office who was shot and killed while off duty when he tried to stop an armed robbery.
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Half-Staff Massachusetts Flags – Honoring Matthew Rodriguez

Friday, December 20th, 2013

American Flags and Massachusetts Flags to fly at half-staff Monday, December 23rd in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in honor of US Marine Lance Cpl. Matthew Rodriguez. Lance Cpl. Rodriguez died while conducting combat operations in Afghanistan as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. He was assigned to 1st Combat Engineer Battalion, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, California.
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Half-Staff Arizona Flags – Honoring Joshua Silverman

Friday, December 20th, 2013

American Flags and Arizona Flags to fly at half-staff Friday, December 20th in the State of Arizona in honor of US Army Chief Warrant Officer Two Joshua Silverman. US Army CW2 Silverman died in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan while serving as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. He was assigned to the 3rd Assault Helicopter Battalion, 1st Aviation Regiment, 1st Combat Aviation Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, based at Fort Riley, Kansas.
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Half-Staff New York Flags – Honoring David Cunniff

Wednesday, December 18th, 2013

American Flags and New York State Flags to fly at half-staff Thursday, December 19th in the State of New York in honor of New York State Police Trooper David Cunniff. State Trooper Cunniff died as a result of injuries suffered during a traffic accident. He was a nine year veteran of the New York State Police.
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Half-Staff Connecticut Flags – Sandy Hook Anniversary

Saturday, December 14th, 2013

American Flags and Connecticut Flags to fly at half-staff Saturday, December 14th in the State of Connecticut in honor and remembrance of the 20 children and 6 adults who were killed a year ago in the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School.
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Half-Staff Missouri Flags – Honoring Eric Summers

Friday, December 13th, 2013

American Flags and Missouri Flags to fly at half-staff Saturday, December 14th in the State of Missouri in honor of US Marine Staff Sgt. Eric Summers. Additionally, flags are to remain at half-staff through December 20th in Butler County only honoring Staff Sgt. Summers. Staff Sgt. Summers was assigned to the 3rd Marine Air Wing, Marine Wing Support Group 37, Marine Wing Support Squadron 372 at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton. His awards and decorations include the Navy Commendation Medal, with Combat Distinguishing Device in lieu of third award; the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal; and the Good Conduct Medal in lieu of third award.
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Half-Staff New Mexico Flags – Honoring Robert Baron

Thursday, December 12th, 2013

American Flags and New Mexico Flags to fly at half-staff Thursday, December 12th in the State of New Mexico in honor of Robert Baron. Sgt. Baron was a member of the Sandoval County Sheriff’s Office who died as a result of injuries suffered in the line of duty. Sgt. Baron had previously served as a deputy and a detective before achieving his rank of Sergeant. Prior to joining the Sandoval Sheriff’s Department, Baron worked as an officer for the US Park Service as well as a probation officer for Los Angeles County.

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