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Half-Staff Virginia Flags – Honoring Caldwell Butler

Thursday, July 31st, 2014

American Flags and Virginia Flags to fly at half-staff Friday, August 1st at the Capitol in honor of former US Representative Caldwell Butler.

Flags are also to be flown at half-staff in the City of Roanoke and in any location deemed appropriate.

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Half-Staff Kentucky Flags – Honoring Randolph Allen

Monday, July 28th, 2014

American Flags and Kentucky Flags to fly at half-staff Tuesday, July 29th in the Commonwealth of Kentucky in honor of US Marine Pfc. Randolph Allen. Pfc. Allen served during WWII and had been classified as KIA November 1943. His remains were recently positively identified. Pfc. Allen served with Company F, 2nd Battalion, 2nd Marine Division.

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Half-Staff Massachusetts Flags – Honoring Kevin Walsh

Monday, July 28th, 2014

American Flags and Massachusetts Flags to fly at half-staff Monday, July 28th in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in honor of Army National Guard Sergeant Major Kevin Walsh. Sergeant Major Walsh entered the service in 1978 and served until the time of his death. He was most recently assigned as a Plans and Operations Non-Commissioned Officer in the Joint Operations Center at the Massachusetts National Guard Joint Force Headquarters, Hanscom AFB. His awards include: the Defense Meritorious Service Medal(1), Army Commendation Medal(2), Army Achievement Medal(4), Army Good Conduct Medal(5), Army Reserve Components Achievement Medal(7), National Defense Service Medal(2), Armed Forces Service Medal(1), NATO Medal(1), NCO Professional Development Ribbon(3), Army Service Ribbon(1), Overseas Service Ribbon(2), Driver/Mechanic Badge(1), Armed Forces Reserve Medal with M Device(1), Kosovo Campaign Medal(1), Global War on Terrorism Service Medal (1) and American Campaign Medal(1).

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Half-Staff NC Flags – Honoring Korean War Veterans Armistice Day

Thursday, July 24th, 2014

North Carolina Flags to fly at half-staff Sunday, July 27 in honor of Korean War Veterans Armistice Day. It is estimated that 149,000+ NC Citizens served in Korea.
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Half-Staff Kentucky Flags – Honoring Dirk Shelton

Thursday, July 24th, 2014

American Flags and Kentucky Flags to fly at half-staff Thursday, July 24th in the Commonwealth of Kentucky in honor of USAF Staff Sgt. Dirk Shelton. Staff Sgt. Shelton died as a result of injuries suffered on a training mission. He served nine years for the US Air Force and was deployed six time; four to Afghanistan, one to Somalia and one to Kuwait. His awards include: the Bronze Star, the Joint Service Achievement Medal (2nd OLC), and the Air Force Achievement Medal.

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Half-Staff Michigan Flags – Honoring Connie Binsfeld

Thursday, July 17th, 2014

American Flags and Michigan Flags to fly at half-staff Friday, July 18th through Sunday, July 20th in honor of former Lt. Gov. Connie Binsfeld. Binsfeld served as Lt. Governor of Michigan from 1991-1999. She had previously served in the State House of Representatives for four terms and spent two terms in the State Senate.

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Half-Staff New Jersey Flags – Honoring Melvin Santiago

Tuesday, July 15th, 2014

American Flags and New Jersey Flags to fly at half-staff Wednesday, July 16th in New Jersey in honor of Jersey City Police Officer Melvin Santiago. Officer Santiago was killed in the line of duty while responding to an armed robbery. He graduated in December 2013 from the policy academy.

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Half-Staff Iowa Flags – Honoring Robert Howard

Tuesday, July 15th, 2014

American Flags and Iowa Flags to fly at half-staff Saturday, July 19th through Sunday, July 20th in Iowa in honor of US Army Staff Sgt. Robert Howard. Staff Sgt. Howard was a member of the 450th Bomber Squadron, 322nd Bomber Group, Medium, 9th Air Force, U.S. Army Air Corps, WWII, and was last seen April, 1945. His unit was on a bombing mission over Germany when they were shot down. His remains were recently positively identified.

His awards included: the Purple Heart, Air Medal (with one silver and two bronze Oak Leaf Clusters), Army Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal (with three bronze service stars), World War II Victory Medal and Enlisted Crew Wings.

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Half-Staff Illinois Flags – Honoring Alan Dixon

Sunday, July 13th, 2014

American Flags and Illinois Flags to fly at half-staff Monday, July 14 in honor of former Senator Alan Dixon. Mr. Dixon represented Illinois in the US Senate from 1981 to 1993. Prior to that, he had served in both the Illinois State House and Senate.
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Half-Staff Massachusetts Flags – Honoring Sean M. Dougan

Thursday, July 10th, 2014

American Flags and Massachusetts Flags to fly at half-staff Monday, July 14th in the Commonwealth in honor of US Marine Lance Corporal Sean M. Dougan. Lance Corporal Dougan was assigned to Marine Special Operations Command, 2D Marine Special Operations Support Battalion and was stationed at Camp Lejeune, NC. He was killed in a motorcycle accident July 2nd in Jacksonville, NC.

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