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Flags at half-mast honor fallen soldier

Published July 25, 2013

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo has directed that flags on state government buildings—including those at UB—be flown at half-mast on July 25 in honor of a Fort Drum soldier who died in Landstuhl, Germany, on July 22 as the result of injuries suffered in a noncombat-related incident in Andar, Afghanistan.

Army Spc. Anthony R. Maddox was assigned to the 10th Brigade Support Battalion of the 1st Brigade Combat Team, part of the 10th Mountain Division. He was a resident of Port Arthur, Texas.

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.