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Half-Staff Alert - July 31, 2019 until Day of Interment
For Ohio Only

Gov. Mike DeWine has ordered that all Ohio and U.S. flags be lowered at half-staff on all public buildings and grounds throughout Williams County, the Ohio Statehouse, the Vern Riffe Center, and the Rhodes State Office Tower until sunset on the day of the funeral of Private First Class Brandon J. Kreischer.

Kreischer, of Stryker, Ohio, was among two soldiers who were killed in Afghanistan on Monday. The other soldier killed has been identified as 24-year-old Spc. Michael Isaiah Nance of Chicago.

DeWine issued the following statement after learning of Kreischer’s death:

“Fran and I are extremely saddened to learn of Private First Class Kreischer’s death. He served honorably in support of Operation Freedom’s Sentinel, and we offer our condolences to his family and friends.”

Kreischer and Nance died “as a result of wounds sustained in a combat-related incident” in Tarin Kowt, in southern Afghanistan, according to the Defense Department.



**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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