American Flags and Virginia Flags to fly at half-staff Tuesday, July 1st over the Capitol in honor of US Marine Staff Sergeant David Stewart.
Flags are also to be flown at half-staff in the County of Stafford and in any location deemed appropriate.
Staff Sgt. Stewart died as a result of injuries suffered while serving as part of Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan. Stewart served on three tours as part of Operation Iraqi Freedom and this was his second tour in Operation Enduring Freedom. He was assigned to the 2nd Combat Engineer Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, NC.
His awards include: The Purple Heart, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal with Valor, Combat Action Ribbon, Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal, Selected Marine Corps Reserve Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Sea Service Deployment Ribbon, Marine Corps Drill Instructor Ribbon and Armed Forces Reserve Medal.