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Tag: flag lowering

Feb.
27th

Flags to be lowered Thursday for slain trooper

The flags at all state agency buildings will be lowered to half-staff Thursday in honor of a Washington State Patrol trooper who was killed in the line of duty last week.

Trooper Tony Radulescu, 44, was shot and killed early Thursday after stopping a truck heading eastbound on state Route 16 near Gorst. His accused killer, 28-year-old Joshua Blake, shot and killed himself on a Port Orchard-area property several hours later.

The lowered flags will coincide with Radulescu’s memorial service, which is scheduled to begin at 1 p.m. Thursday at the ShoWare Center in Kent.

Gov. Chris Gregoire ordered

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Feb.
8th

Flags lowered today for slain Marine

Flags at all state agency buildings will be flying at half-staff today in honor of a Marine sergeant from Seattle who was killed recently in Afghanistan.

Sgt. William C. Stacey, 23, died Jan. 31 from injuries he got from an improvised explosive device.

Gov. Chris Gregoire has ordered that flags remain at half-staff until the end of today or first thing Thursday.

Feb.
2nd

Flags lowered today for fallen Tacoma soldier

The flags at all state agency buildings will be lowered today in memory of a soldier from Tacoma who died last month in Afghanistan.

Pfc. Neil Turner, 21, died Jan. 11 during a training accident. He was remembered Monday by family members and friends.

Gov. Chris Gregoire ordered flags to remain at half-staff until the end of business today or first thing Friday morning.

Oct.
19th

Flags lowered today for local soldier killed in Afghanistan

The flags at all state agency buildings will be lowered today in memory of an Enumclaw soldier who was killed in Afghanistan earlier this month.

Staff Sgt. Nathan L. Wyrick, 34, died Oct. 10 after he was struck by small arms fire.

Wyrick, who graduated from Franklin Pierce High School, was a supply specialist. He joined the Army in March 2006.

Gov. Chris Gregoire has ordered flags to remain at half-staff until the end of today or first thing Thursday.

 

June
2nd

Flags lowered for slain Port Orchard soldier

The flags at all state agencies will be lowered today in honor of a 21-year-old soldier from Port Orchard who died last month while fighting in Afghanistan.

U.S. Army Spc. Adam Patton died May 26 after an improvised explosive device detonated near him. He was one of six soldiers killed in the incident.

Gov. Chris Gregoire has ordered that flags remain at half-staff until the end of business today or first thing Friday morning.

May
3rd

Flags lowered today for slain White Swan Marine

The U.S. flags at all state agency buildings will be lowered today in memory of a U.S. Marine from White Swan who was killed last month in Afghanistan.

Gov. Chris Gregoire has ordered flags to remain at half-staff in honor of Lance Cpl. Joe Jackson until the end today or first thing Wednesday.

Jackson, 22, was killed April 24 after an improvised explosive device detonated next to him while he was on foot patrol in Afghanistan.

 

Aug.
3rd

Flags lowered today for slain Vashon Island soldier

The flags at all Washington state buildings will be lowered today to honor a U.S. Army soldier from Vashon Island who was killed last month in Afghanistan.

U.S. Army 1st Lt. Robert N. Bennedsen died July 18 after an improvised explosive device detonated near his convoy in Afghanistan.

Gov. Chris Gregoire has ordered flags to fly at half-staff until the end of today or first thing Wednesday.