Governor Ernie Fletcher’s Communications Office
Governor Ernie Fletcher Directs Flags to Half-Staff in Honor of Kentucky Soldier

Press Release Date:  Saturday, June 02, 2007  
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 Pfc. Joshua M. Moore.

According to the Department of Defense, Moore, 20, of Russellville, died May 30 in Baghdad, Iraq, of wounds suffered when the vehicle he was in struck an improvised explosive device.  Moore was assigned to the U.S. Army's 1st Battalion, 18th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Schweinfurt, Germany.

Flags will remain at half-staff until sunset on the day of Moore’s funeral, which has not yet been determined.