Archive for Monday, September 21, 2009

Flags at half staff will honor soldiers

September 21, 2009


— Kansas Gov. Mark Parkinson has ordered flags to be flown at half-staff for two days this week to honor two soldiers killed in Afghanistan.

The lowered flags will honor Spc. Daniel Cox of Parsons today and Sgt. Tyler Juden of Winfield on Tuesday. Both men were 23 when they died Sept. 12 in separate attacks.

Cox was killed in the Wardak province when his unit came under attack from a roadside bomb and small arms fire.

Juden was killed when enemy forces attacked his unit with rocket-propelled grenades and small-arms fire near Turan, Afghanistan.

Parkinson said the thoughts and prayers of the entire state are with the men’s families, friends and communities. He added their “bravery and sacrifice will never be forgotten.”


mom_of_three 8 years, 9 months ago

I believe Juden was from Arkansas City.

triplegoddess13 8 years, 9 months ago

It's a nice thought to fly the flags at half staff for our fallen soldiers but the governor doesn't have the authority to give that order. Only the president has the authority to authorize flags to fly at half staff or mast.

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