Archive for Friday, April 24, 2009

Flags across state to fly at half staff in honor of deceased Topeka soldier

April 24, 2009

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In honor of fallen Topeka soldier, Pfc. Richard A. DeWater, flags throughout Kansas will fly at half-staff Saturday.

DeWater was killed April 15 in Afghanistan.

“We honor his sacrifice and service to our nation by lowering our flags and celebrating his life,” Gov. Kathleen Sebelius said in a release.

Sebelius signed an executive order in July 2007 allowing the flags throughout the state to be lowered if a member of the Kansas National Guard or Kansas Air National Guard or a Kansas resident serving with the United States Armed Forces is killed in the line of duty.

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