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Flags at half-mast honor fallen soldier

Published June 20, 2013

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo has directed that flags on state government buildings—including those at UB—be flown at half-mast on June 5 in honor of a Fort Drum soldier who died in Sharan, Afghanistan, on June 1.

Pfc. Mariano M. Raymundo died in an incident that is under investigation. He was a member of the 210th Brigade Support Battalion, part of the 2nd Brigade Combat Team of the 10th Mountain Division. Raymundo was from Houston, 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.