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Half-Staff Washington Flags – Honoring Justin Clouse

Thursday, June 19th, 2014

American Flags and Washington State Flags to fly at half-staff Saturday, June 21st in honor of Army Cpl. Justin Clouse. Clouse was killed in combat while on deployment in Afghanistan. He was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division out of Fort Carson, Colorado.
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Half-Staff Kentucky Flags – Honoring Paul Gordon

Thursday, June 19th, 2014

American Flags and Kentucky Flags to fly at half-staff Friday, June 20th in honor of Sgt. Paul Gordon. Sgt. Gordon died while a prisoner of war during the Korean War and his remains were recently positively identified.

According to the Defense Prisoner of War/Missing Personnel Office (DPMO), Sgt. Gordon, 20, of Dry Ridge, was assigned to Company H, 2nd Battalion, 38th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division. In 1951, Gordon was deployed in the vicinity of Wonju, South Korea. On Jan. 7, 1951, following a battle against enemy forces, Gordon was listed as missing in action. In September 1953, as part of a prisoner exchange, known as Operation Big Switch, returning U.S. service members reported that Gordon had been captured by the Chinese during that battle and taken to a prisoner of war camp, where he died in June 1951.
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