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Flags at half-mast honor fallen New Yorkers

Published June 13, 2013

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo has directed that flags on state government buildings—including those at UB—be flown at half-mast on June 14 in honor of three New Yorkers who died in Zarghun Shahr, Afghanistan, on June 8.

Killed were Lt. Col. Todd J. Clark of Evans Mills, Maj. Jaimie Leonard of Warrick and civilian law enforcement training contractor Joseph Morabito of Hunter.

The two soldiers were assigned to headquarters and headquarters company of the 10th Mountain Division’s 2nd Brigade Combat Team based at Fort Drum.

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.