Flags at half-mast honor fallen soldier

Flag at half-mast.

Published October 4, 2012

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo has directed that flags on state government buildings—including those at UB—be flown at half-mast on Oct. 9 in honor of a Liverpool soldier who died in Sayyid Abad, Afghanistan, on Sept. 29.

Sgt. 1st Class Daniel T. Metcalfe died of injuries sustained when enemy forces attacked his unit with small arms fire. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment of the 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team based at Caserma Ederle in Vicenza, Italy.

Cuomo has ordered that flags on all state buildings be lowered to half-mast in honor of and tribute to New York service members who are killed in action or die in a combat zone.