Governor Ernie Fletcher’s Communications Office
Governor Ernie Fletcher Directs Flags at State Offices at Half-Staff in Memory of Kentucky Soldier

Press Release Date:  Tuesday, September 05, 2006  
Contact Information:  Jodi Whitaker

FRANKFORT, Ky. – Governor Ernie Fletcher has directed that flags at all state office buildings be lowered to half-staff in honor of Corporal Christopher T. Warndorf.

According to the Department of Defense, Warndorf, 21, of Burlington, Kentucky, died August 29, 2006 while conducting combat operations in Al Anbar province, Iraq.  He was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. 

Flags will remain at half-staff throughout the state until sunset on the day of Warndorf’s funeral, September 7, 2006.