Half-Staff Alert - September 7th, 2018
For Kentucky Only

Gov. Matt Bevin has directed that flags at all state office buildings be lowered to half-staff on Friday, Sept. 7, 2018, in honor of Chief Warrant Officer 3 Taylor J. Galvin, 34, a Fort Campbell soldier who died while supporting Operation Inherent Resolve.

Galvin was assigned to the 1st Battallion, 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (SOAR), Fort Campbell, Kentucky.

Services for Chief Warrant Officer Galvin will be held at 12 noon on Friday, Sept. 7, 2018 at Cedar Key Cemetery, Cedar Key, Florida.

According to the Department of Defense, Chief Warrant Officer Galvin died on Aug. 20, 2018 in Baghdad, Iraq, as a result of injuries sustained when his helicopter crashed in Sinjar, Ninevah Province, Iraq. The incident is under investigation.

Gov. Bevin encourages individuals, businesses, organizations and government agencies to join in this tribute of lowering the flag in honor of Chief Warrant Officer Galvin.

**When flown at half-staff or half-mast, the U.S. flag should be hoisted first to the peak for an instant and then lowered to the half-staff or half-mast position. The flag should again be raised to the peak before it is lowered for the day.

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