U.S., State Flags also Lowered to Honor Victims of Wisconsin Temple Shooting
HARRISBURG, Pa., Aug. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Tom Corbett today ordered all U.S. and Pennsylvania flags in the Capitol Complex and at commonwealth facilities in York County to fly at half-staff on Thursday, Aug. 9 to honor U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Brandon R. Pepper, who was killed in Afghanistan on July 21.
Pepper, 31, of York, was killed while serving with the 4th Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group. He will be buried Thursday in Arlington National Cemetery.
U.S. and Pennsylvania flags are already flying at half-staff through sunset on Aug. 10 to honor the victims of the Aug. 5 Sikh temple shooting in Wisconsin.
All Pennsylvanians are invited to join in this tribute.
Media contact: Janet Kelley, 717-783-1116
SOURCE Pennsylvania Office of the Governor