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Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Half staff

Gov. Jennifer M. Granholm has ordered that U.S. flags throughout the state of Michigan and on Michigan waters be lowered in honor of Michigan servicemen who lost their lives while on active duty in Iraq. Flags will be lowered:
Thursday, May 24,
to honor Army National Guard Sgt. Thomas G. Wright of Holly, 38, who died May 14 from a non-combat related illness while serving in Balad, Iraq. He was assigned to the 46th Military Police Co., 210th Military Police Battalion, Kingsford.
Friday, May 25, to honor Army Pfc. Daniel W. Courneya of Nashville, 19, who died May 12 from wounds suffered when his patrol was attacked by enemy forces in Al Taqa, Iraq. He was assigned to the 4th Battalion, 31st Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, N.Y
Flags should return to full-staff on Saturday, May 26.

When flown at half-staff or half-mast, the United States flag should be hoisted first to the peak for an instant and then lowered to the half-staff or half-mast position. The flag should again be raised to the peak before it is lowered for the day.


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