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Governor Beshear Orders Flags to Half-staff on March 23, 2010

News from Gov. Beshear's Communications Office

FRANKFORT, KY - Gov. Steve Beshear has directed that flags at all state office buildings be lowered to half-staff on Tuesday, March 23, 2010 in honor of a Fort Campbell soldier who died while supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

According to the Department of Defense, Sgt. Jonathan J. Richardson, 24, of Bald Knob, AR, died March 9, 2010 in Khowst province, Afghanistan, from wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his unit using small-arms, indirect and rocket-propelled grenade fires. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, KY.

Burial services for Sgt. Richardson will be held March 23, 2010 at Arkansas Veterans Cemetery in Little Rock, AR. Gov. Beshear has directed that flags at all state office buildings be lowered to half-staff from sunrise until sunset that day.

Gov. Beshear encourages individuals, businesses, organizations and government agencies to join in this tribute.

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