Relating to a Proclamation that the Flag of the United States and the Flag of the State of Wisconsin Be Flown at Half-Staff as a Mark of Respect for Airman First Class Kelly Tomfohrde, Who Lost Her Life While Serving Her Country.
WHEREAS, on April 5, 2015, Airman First Class Kelly Tomfohrde, a member of the 115th Fighter Wing of the Wisconsin Air National Guard, died from injuries sustained in a fall while stationed at the Kadena Air Base in Japan; and
WHEREAS, Airman First Class Kelly Tomfohrde was a native of Auburndale, Wisconsin, a graduate of Auburndale High School, and a student at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse; and
WHEREAS, for her faithful service to the people of the State of Wisconsin and the people of the United States, Airman First Class Kelly Tomfohrde received numerous awards, including the Air Force Achievement Medal, the Air Reserve Meritorious Service Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, and the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal; and
WHEREAS, the people of Wisconsin mourn the death of Airman First Class Kelly Tomfohrde; and
WHEREAS, a funeral service with full military honors will be held for Airman First Class Kelly Tomfohrde on Wednesday, April22, 2015;
NOW THEREFORE, I, SCOTT WALKER, Governor of the State of Wisconsin, by the authority vested in me by the Constitution and laws of this State and by federal law, do hereby order that the flag of the United States and the flag of the State of Wisconsin shall be flown at half-staff at all buildings, grounds, and military installations of the State of Wisconsin equipped with such flags, beginning at sunrise on Wednesday April22, 2015, and ending at sunset on that date.
IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the State of Wisconsin to be affixed. Done at the Capitol in the City of Madison this twenty-first day of April, in the year two thousand fifteen.
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