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START: 6/20/2014
END: 6/20/2014
US flags ordered to half staff in Honor of Sergeant Paul M. Gordon
Kentucky Governor Beshear ordered that flags at all state office buildings be lowered to half-staff on Friday, June 20, 2014 in honor of Kentucky soldier Sergeant Paul M. Gordon who died while prisoner of war during the Korea War and whose remains were recently identified. In 1951, Gordon was deployed in the vicinity of Wonju, South Korea. On January 7, 1951, following a battle against enemy forces, Gordon was listed as missing in action. In September of 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 the battle and taken to a POW camp, where he died in June 1951.
START: 6/7/2014
END: 6/7/2014
US flags to half staff in honor of Army Corporal Richard Isbell
Kentucky Governor Besheardirected that flags at all state buildings be lowered to half-staff on Saturday, June 7, 2014 in honor of United States Army Corporal Richard Isbell, a Kentucky soldier who died during the Korean Conflict whose remains were recently identified. All individuals are encouraged to join in this tribute.
START: 4/25/2014
END: 4/25/2014
Flags to Half-Staff in Honor William T. Carneal of

Kentucky Governor Beshear has directed flags to half-staff on Friday, April 25, 2014, at all state buildings in honor of a Kentucky soldier who died during World War II and whose remains were recently identified. Army Pfc. William T. Carneal of Paducah, KY went missing on July 7, 1944, and on March 21, 2013, a Japanese nongovernmental organization worker uncovered human remains, personal effects, and military equipment while searching for Japanese soldiers on the northern coastline of Saipan Island. All individuals are encouraged to join in this tribute.

START: 4/4/2014
END: 4/4/2014
Flags to Half-Staff in Kentucky in Honor of William F. Day

Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear has directed that flags at all state office buildings be lowered to half-staff on Monday, April 7, 2104 in honor of a Cpl. William F. Day,  Kentucky soldier who died during the Korean War and whose remains were recently identified.

START: 3/1/2014
END: 3/1/2014
Flags at Half Staff in Kentucky in Honor of Pfc. Joshua A. Gray

Kentucky Governor Beashear has directed that flags at all state buildings be lowered to half-staff on Saturday, March 1, 2014 in honor of Kentucky soldier Pfc. Joshua A. Gray of Van Lear, KY who died on February 10, 2014 in Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan from a non-combat related incident. All individuals are encouraged to join in this tribute.

START: 2/25/2014
END: 2/25/2014
Flags to Half Staff in Kentucky in Honor of Marine Master Sergeant Aaron C. Torian

Kentucky Governor Beshear has ordered flags to half-staff at state office buildings on Wednesday, February 26, 2014 in honor of Kentucky Marine Master Sergeant Aaron C. Torian of Paducah who died on February 15, 2014 in Helmand Province, Afghanistan. All individuals are encouraged to join in this tribute.

START: 2/22/2014
END: 2/22/2014
Flags at Half Staff in Kentucky in Honor of Spc. Christopher A. Landis

Kentucky Governor Beshear has ordered flags at state office buildings be lowered to half-staff on Saturday, February 22, 2014 in honor of Spc. Christopher A. Landis of Independence, KY who died on February 10, 2014 in Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan. All individuals are encouraged to join in this tribute.

START: 1/16/2014
END: 1/16/2014
Flags at Half Staff in Kentucky in Honor of William K. Lacey

Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear has directed that flags at all state office buildings be lowered to half-staff on Thursday, January 16 in honor of Sgt. 1st Class William K. Lacey. Lacey was a Fort Knox soldier who died while supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

START: 2/15/2013
END: 2/15/2013
US and KY Flags to Half Staff in Honor of Bremer Alexander Ehrler

February 15, 2013 - Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear has directed that state flags at all state office buildings be lowered to half-staff Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013, in honor of Bremer Alexander Ehrler, former Kentucky Secretary of State who passed away last Sunday at the age of 98.

START: 10/30/2012
END: 10/30/2012
US Flags to Half Staff in Honor of Pfc. Shane G. Wilson

October 30, 2012 - Kentucky Governor Beshear has ordered the flag of the United States at all state office buildings lowered to half-staff on Tuesday, October 30, 2012 in honor of Ft. Campbell soldier Pfc. Shane G. Wilson of Kuna, Idaho who died on October 18, 2012 in Khost, Afghanistan. All individuals are encouraged to join in this tribute.

START: 10/10/2012
END: 10/10/2012
US Flags to Half Staff in Honor of Aaron H. Henderson

October 10, 2012 - Kentucky Governor Beshear has directed that flags at all state office buildings lowered to half staff on Wednesday, October 10, 2012 in honor of Fort Campbell soldier Sergeant 1st Class Aaron H. Henderson of Houlton, Maine who died on October 2, 2012 at Bagram Air Base, Afghanistan of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his unit on September 30. All individuals are encouraged to join in this tribute.

START: 9/8/2012
END: 9/8/2012
Flags to Half Staff in Honor of Patricia L. Horne

September 8, 2012 - Kentucky Governor Beshear has ordered that flags at all state office buildings be lowered to half staff on Saturday, September 8, 2012 in honor of Fort Campbell soldier Pfc. Patricia L. Horne of Greenwood, Mississippi who died on August 24, 2012 in Bagram, Afghanistan. All individuals are encouraged to join in this tribute.

START: 4/25/2012
END: 4/25/2012
US Flags to Half Staff in Kentucky in Honor of Marine Corporal Aaron M. Faust

Kentucky Governor Beshear has ordered flags at all State office buildings be lowered to half-staff on Wednesday, April 25, 2012 in honor of United States Marine Corporal Aaron M. Faust of Louisville, Kentucky who died on April 15, 2012 in Helmand province, Afghanistan. All individuals are encouraged to join in this tribute.

START: 4/10/2012
END: 4/10/2012
US Flags to Half Staff in Honor of Spc. David W. Taylor

Kentucky Governor Beshear has directed that flags at all state office buildings be lowered to half-staff on Tuesday, April 10, 2012 in honor of Kentucky soldier Spc. David W. Taylor of Dixon, Kentucky who died on March 29, 2012 in Kandahar province, Afghanistan. All individuals are encouraged to join in this tribute.

START: 3/5/2012
END: 3/5/2012
US Flags at Half Staff in Kentucky in Honor of Lt. Col. John D. Loftis

Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear has directed that flags at all state office buildings be lowered to half-staff on Monday, March 5, 2012, in honor of a Kentucky U.S. Air Force Officer who died while supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

According to the Department of Defense, Lt. Col. John D. Loftis, 44, of Paducah, Ky.,died Feb. 25 from wounds received during an attack at the Interior Ministry, Kabul, Afghanistan. He was assigned to the 866th Air Expeditionary Squadron, Kabul, Afghanistan.
START: 1/19/2012
END: 1/19/2012
US Flags at Half Staff in Kentucky in Honor of Dustin P. Napier

Kentucky Governor Beshear has ordered flags at state buildings lowered to half-staff, today, Thursday, January 19, 2012 in honor of Pfc. Dustin P. Napier of London, Kentucky who died on January 8, 2012 in Zabul province, Afghanistan. All individuals are encouraged to join in this tribute.

START: 1/10/2012
END: 1/1/2012
US Flags at Kentucky in Honor of Mikayla A. Bragg

Kentucky Governor Beshear has directed that flags at all state buildings be lowered to half-staff on Tuesday, January 10, 2012 in honor of Fort Knox soldier Spc. Mikayla A. Bragg of Longview, Washington who died on December 21, 2011 in Khowst province, Afghanistan. All individuals are encouraged to join in this tribute.

START: 11/10/2011
END: 11/10/2011
Flags to Half Staff in Honor of James M. Darrough

Kentucky Governor Beshear has ordered all flags at State office buildings lowered to half-staff on Thursday, November 10, 2011 in honor of Fort Campbell soldier Sergeant James M. Darrough of Austin, Texas who died on October 29, 2011 in Kabul province, Afghanistan. All individuals are encouraged to join in this tribute.

START: 10/31/2011
END: 10/31/2011
KY Flags to Half Mast in Honor of Michael D. Elm

Kentucky Governor Beshear has directed flags at all state office buildings be lowered to half-staff on Monday, October 31, 2011 in honor of Fort Knox soldier Defense Spc. Michael D. Elm of Phoenix, Arizona who died on October 14, 2011 in Khowst, Afghanistan. All individuals are encouraged to join in this tribute.

START: 9/14/2011
END: 9/14/2011
US Flags to Half-Staff in Kentucky in Honor of Christopher J. Scott

Kentucky Governor Beshear has ordered flags at all state office buildings lowered to half-staff on Wednesday, September 14, 2011 in honor of Fort Campbell soldier, Specialist Christopher J. Scott of Tyrone, New York who died on September 3, 2011 in Kandahar province, Afghanistan. All individuals are encouraged to join in this tribute.

START: 8/11/2011
END: 8/11/2011
US Flags to Half Staff in Kentucky in Honor of William F. Stehlin

Kentucky Governor Beshear has ordered flags at state office buildings be lowered to half-staff on Thursday, August 11, 2011 in honor of Pfc. William F. Stehlin of Dayton, Ky who went missing on November 20, 1944 near Süggerath during World War 2. In 2009 a German Citizen digging in a wooded area near Süggerath discovered the remains of two military individuals who recently were identified as a Pfc. Edward L. O’Toole and Pfc. William F. Stehlin. All individuals are encouraged to join in this tribute.

START: 7/29/2011
END: 7/29/2011
US Flags to Half Staff in Honor of Jeremy R. Summers

Kentucky Governor Beshear has ordered flags at all state office buildings be lowered to half-staff on Friday, July 29 2011 in honor of Kentucky native and Fort Campbell soldier Sergeant Jeremy R. Summers of Mount Olivet, Kentucky who died July 14, 2011 in Paktika province, Afghanistan. All individuals are encouraged to join in this tribute

START: 6/29/2011
END: 6/29/2011
US Flags to Half Staff in Kentucky in Honor of James W. Harvey II

Kentucky Governor Beshear has directed that flags at all state office buildings be lowered to half-staff on Wednesday, June 29, 2011 in honor of Fort Knox soldier Sergeant James W. Harvey II, of Toms River, New Jersey who died on June 20, 2011 in Ghazni province, Afghanistan. All individuals are encouraged to join in this tribute.

START: 6/11/2011
END: 6/11/2011
US Flags to Half Staff in Kentucky in Honor of Edward D. Mills Jr

Kentucky Governor Beshear has ordered flags at all state office buildings be lowered to half-staff on Saturday, June 11, 2011 in honor of Staff Sergeant Edward D. Mills Jr. of New Castle, Pennsylvania who died on May 26, 2011 in Kandahar province, Afghanistan. All individuals are encouraged to join in this tribute.

START: 6/8/2011
END: 6/8/2011
US Flags to Half-Staff in Kentucky in Honor of Fort Campbell Soldiers

Kentucky Governor Beshear has ordered all flags at state office buildings be lowered to half-staff on Wednesday, June 8, 2011 in memory of Fort Campbell soldiers: Pfc. Anthony M. Nunn of Burnet, Texas who died May 30, 2011 in Paktika province, Afghanistan and Sergeant Thomas A. Bohall of Bel Aire, Kansas who died on May 26, 2011 in Kandahar province, Afghanistan. All individuals are encouraged to join in this tribute.

START: 5/25/2011
END: 5/25/2011
American Flags are at Half-Staff in Honor of Demetrius M. Frison

Kentucky Governor Beshear has directed that flags at all state office buildings be lowered to half-staff on Tuesday, May 24, 2011 in honor of Fort Knox soldier United States Army 1st Lieutenant Demetrius M. Frison of Lancaster, Pennsylvania who died on May 10, 2011 in Khost province, Afghanistan. All individuals are encouraged to join in this tribute.

START: 5/9/2011
END: 5/9/2011
American Flags are at Half Mast in Honor of Sonny J. Moses

Kentucky Governor Beshear has ordered flags on all state office buildings lowered to half-staff on Monday, May 9, 2011 in honor of Fort Campbell soldier Spc. Sonny J. Moses of Koror, Palau who died on April 18, 2011 in Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Landstuhl, Germany. All individuals are encouraged to join in this tribute.

START: 5/3/2011
END: 5/3/2011
Sergeant John P. Castro

 

Kentucky Governor Beshear has directed that flags at all state office buildings lowered to half-staff on Tuesday, May 3, 2011 in honor of Fort Campbell soldier Sergeant John P. Castro of Andrews, Texas who died on April 22, 2011 at Paktika province, Afghanistan. All individuals are encouraged to join in this tribute.
START: 4/29/2011
END: 4/29/2011
Sergeant 1st Class Charles L. Adkins

Kentucky Governor Beshear has ordered flags at all state office buildings lowered to half-staff on Friday, April 29, 2011 in honor of Fort Campbell soldier Sergeant 1st Class Charles L. Adkins of Sandusky, Ohio who died on April 16, 2011 at Forward Operating Base Gamberi, Nangarhar province, Afghanistan. All individuals are encouraged to join in this tribute.

START: 4/28/2011
END: 4/28/2011
Joseph A. Kennedy

Kentucky Governor Beshear has directed that flags on all state office buildings be lowered to half-staff on Thursday, April 28, 2011 in honor Fort Knox soldier Spc. Joseph A. Kennedy of St. Paul, Minnesota who died April 15, 2011 in Helmand province, Afghanistan. All individuals are encouraged to join in this tribute.

START: 4/25/2011
END: 4/25/2011
Frank E. Adamski III

Kentucky Governor Beshear has directed that flags at all state office buildings be lowered to half-staff on Monday, April 25, 2011 in honor of Fort Campbell soldier Staff Sergeant Frank E. Adamski III of Mossup, Connecticut who died on March 29, 2011 in Konar province, Afghanistan. Funeral services will be held on April 25, 2011 at Arlington National Cemetery in Washington, DC. Governor Beshear encourages all individuals to join in this tribute.

START: 4/22/2011
END: 4/22/2011
Flags to Half MAst in Kentucky in Honor of Pvt. Brandon T. Pickering

Gov. Steve Beshear has directed that flags at all state office buildings be lowered to half-staff on Friday, April 22, 2011 in honor of a Kentucky soldier who died while supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

According to the Department of Defense, Pvt. Brandon T. Pickering, 21, of Fort Thomas, Ky., died April 10 in Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, Landstuhl, Germany, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked his unit with small arms fire and a rocket propelled grenade in Wardak province, Afghanistan, April 8. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 4th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Polk, La.

Funeral services for Pvt. Pickering will be held on April 22 at 10 a.m. Eastern time at the Bank of Kentucky Center at Northern Kentucky University. Burial services will immediately follow at Alexandria Cemetery in Alexandria, Ky. Gov. Beshear encourages individuals, businesses, organizations and government agencies to join in this tribute.

Source: www.governor.ky.gov/pressrelease.htm?PostingGUID={5FDECD09-8...

START: 4/8/2011
END: 4/8/2011
Flags to Half-staff for Two Fort Campbell Soldiers

FRANKFORT, KY – Gov. Steve Beshear has directed that flags at all state office buildings be lowered to half-staff on Saturday, April 9, 2011 in honor of two Fort Campbell soldiers who died while supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

According to the Department of Defense, Pvt. Jeremy P. Faulkner, 23, of Griffin, Ga., died March 29 of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked his unit with small arms fire in Konar province, Afghanistan. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky.

Spc. Dustin J. Feldhaus, 20, of Glendale, Ariz., died March 29 at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked his unit with small arms fire in Konar province. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky.

START: 4/1/2011
END: 4/1/2011
Kentucky flags to half staff for Staff Sergeant Mecolus C. McDaniel

Kentucky Governor Beshear has directed that flags at all state office buildings be lowered to half-staff on Friday, April 1, 2011 in honor of Fort Knox soldier Staff Sergeant Mecolus C. McDaniel of Fort Hood, Texas who on March 19, 2011 in Khowst province, Afghanistan.

START: 3/24/2011
END: 3/24/2011
American flags to half staff in honor of Pfc. Arturo E. Rodriguez,

Gov. Steve Beshear has directed that flags at all state office buildings be lowered to half-staff on Thursday, March 24, 2011 in honor of a Fort Campbell soldier who died while supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

According to the Department of Defense, Pfc. Arturo E. Rodriguez, 19, of Bellflower, Calif., died March, 12 in Paktika province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his unit using small arms fire. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky.

Funeral services for Pfc. Rodriguez will be held on March 24 at 11 a.m. Central time at Nuestra Senora de la Salud de Los Enfermos in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico. Burial services will immediately follow at Jardines del Eden in Tonala, Jalisco, Mexico. Gov. Beshear encourages individuals, businesses, organizations and government agencies to join in this tribute.

START: 3/13/2011
END: 3/13/2011
Flags to Half Stff in honor of Spc. Brian Tabada

 

Kentucky Governor Beshear has directed that flags at all state office buildings be lowered to half-staff on Sunday, March 13, 2011 in honor of Fort Campbell soldier Spc. Brian Tabada of Las Vegas, Nevada who died February 27, 2011 in Konar province, Afghanistan. All individuals are encouraged to join in this tribute.
START: 3/8/2011
END: 3/8/2011
KY Flags to Half Staff in Honor of Staff Sergeant Jerome Firtamag

Kentucky Governor Beshear has ordered that flags at all state office buildings be lowered to half-staff on Tuesday, March 8, 2011 in honor of Fort Campbell soldier Staff Sergeant Jerome Firtamag of Pohnpei, Federated States of Micronesia who died in a non-combat related illness on February 24, 2011. All individuals are encouraged to join in this tribute.

START: 2/26/2011
END: 2/26/2011
Flags to Half STaff in Kentucky for Spc. Jonathan A. Pilgeram

 

Kentucky Governor Beshear has directed that flags at all state office buildings be lowered to half-staff on Saturday, February 26, 2011 in honor of Fort Campbell soldier Spc. Jonathan A. Pilgeram of Great Falls, Montana. All individuals are encouraged to join in this tribute.
START: 2/24/2011
END: 2/24/2011
Flags to Half-Staff in Honor of Spc. Sean R. Cutsforth

Kentucky Governor Beshear has ordered has directedthat flags at all state office buildings be lowered to half-staff on Thursday, February 24, 2011 in honor of Fort Campbell soldier Spc. Sean R. Cutsforth of Radford, Virginia who died on December 15, 2010 at Ghazni Provice, Afghanistan. All individuals are encouraged to join in this tribute.

START: 2/21/2011
END: 2/21/2011
Flags to Half Staff in Kentucy in Monor of Donald R. Lam

Kentucky Governor Beshear has directed that flags at all state office buildings be lowered to half-staff on Monday, February 21, 2011 in honor of Donald R. Lam; a State forestry ranger who died on Thursday, February 17, 2011 from injuries sustained fighting a forest firefighter in Western Kentucky last September. All individuals are encouraged to join in this tribute.