September 7, 2012
Flags on state government buildings will be flown at half-staff on Friday, September 7, 2012 in honor of a New York soldier who died in Jalalabad, Afghanistan on September 2, 2012.
Spec. Kyle R. Rookey of Oswego died in a non-combat related incident. He was a member of the 4th Brigade Special Troops Battalion of the 4th Infantry Division's 4th Brigade Combat Team. The division is based at Fort Carson, Colorado.
Flags on all state buildings are to be lowered to half-staff in honor of and in tribute to our state's service members and those stationed in New York who are killed in action or die in a combat zone.