Governor Steve Beshear's Communications Office
Governor Beshear Directs Flags to Remain at Half-Staff

Press Release Date:  Wednesday, April 30, 2008  
Contact Information:  Vicki Glass
502-564-2611
 


FRANKFORT, Ky. – Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear has directed that flags at all state office buildings remain at half-staff in honor of a Fort Campbell soldier who died April 28 supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.

According to the Department of Defense, Spc. David P. McCormick, 26, of Fresno, Texas, died in Baghdad, Iraq, of wounds suffered when his forward operating base came under rocket attack. He was assigned to the 1st Squadron, 75th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky.

Flags will remain at half-staff until sunset on the day of the funeral, for which arrangements are pending.

Individuals, businesses, organizations and government agencies are encouraged to join in this tribute by lowering flags to half-staff.

Flags are currently at half-staff in honor of Staff Sgt. Shaun J. Whitehead, of Commerce, Ga., who died April 24 in Iskandariyah, Iraq, of wounds suffered when he encountered an improvised explosive device while on a dismounted patrol. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky.

Flag status information is available at www.governor.ky.gov.

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