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KY flags at half-staff tomorrow, Feb. 20, 2010

Tribute honors Sgt. Adam J. Ray, 23, Louisville, KY, who was killed in Afghanistan while supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. CJE Ann Melton is ordering the lowering Adair Co. Flags to honor the Louisville, KY, hero

From Gov. Steve Beshear's Communications Office

FRANKFORT, KY - Gov. Steve Beshear has directed that flags at all state office buildings be lowered to half-staff on Saturday, February 20, 2010, in honor of a Kentucky soldier who died while supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

Funeral services for Sgt. Adam J. Ray will be held on Saturday, February 20, 2010 at 11amET/10amCT, at Okolona Christian Church 10801 Faithful Way Louisville. Interment will be at Evergreen Memorial Cemetery, 4623 Preston Highway, Louisville, KY.

Gov. Beshear has directed that flags at all state office buildings be lowered to half-staff from sunrise to sunset on that day.

Gov. Beshear encourages individuals, businesses, organizations and government agencies to join in this tribute.According to the Department of Defense, Sgt. Adam J. Ray, 23, of Louisville, KY, died February 9, 2010, in southern Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device.

He was assigned to the 4th Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, 5th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington.

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