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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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