Flags Flying at Half-Staff For Two Fort Drum Soldiers Killed in Afghanistan

August 3, 2012 at 12:00 pm (Afghanistan, Bobby Estle, California, Flags, Governor Cuomo, Half-Staff, Hero, Heroes, Jose Belmontes, New York, Ohio)

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has directed that flags on state government buildings be flown at half-staff on Friday, August 3, 2012 in honor of two Fort Drum soldiers who died in Wardak Province, Afghanistan on July 28.
Private 1st Class Jose O Belmontes from La Verne, Calif., and Sgt. 1st Class Bobby L. Estle, of Lebanon, Ohio died of injuries sustained from enemy small arms fire.  Both soldiers were assigned to the 630th Engineer Company of the 7th Engineer Battalion of the 10th Mountain’s 10th Sustainment Brigade.
“I join with all New Yorkers in mourning the loss of Private 1st Class Belmontes and Sgt. 1st Class Estle and send my deepest sympathies to their family, friends, and fellow soldiers,” Governor Cuomo said. “We will honor the service of these Fort Drum soldiers and we will be forever grateful for their dedication to our nation.”
Governor Cuomo has directed that the flags on all state buildings be lowered to half-staff in honor of and in tribute to our state’s service members and those stationed in New York who are killed in action or die in a combat zone.

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Flags Flown at Half-Staff For Corporal Christopher D. Bordoni

April 10, 2012 at 9:12 am (Afghanistan, Andrew Cuomo, Christoper D. Bordoni, Flags, Governor, Heroes, Marine, New York)

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has directed that flags on state government buildings be flown at half-staff on Tuesday, April 10 in honor of a New York Marine who died on April 3.

Corporal Christopher D. Bordoni died as a result of wounds sustained January 18, 2012, while conducting combat operation in Helmand province, Afghanistan. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, based at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. Corporal Bordoni was from Ithaca.

“I join with all New Yorkers in mourning the loss of Corporal Bordoni,” said Governor Cuomo. “We will forever honor the service and sacrifice of this New York Marine. I send my deepest condolences to his family, friends, and fellow Marines.”

Governor Cuomo has directed that the flags on all state buildings be lowered to half-staff in honor of and in tribute to our state’s service members and those stationed in New York who are killed in action or die in a combat zone.

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Flags Flown at Half-Staff for Staff Sergeant William R. Wilson III

April 2, 2012 at 11:01 am (Afghanistan, America, Flags, Governor Cuomo, Heroes, New York)

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has directed that flags on state government buildings be flown at half-staff on Monday, April 2, in honor of a New York soldier who died in Afghanistan on March 26.

Staff Sergeant William R. Wilson III died in Paktika province as a result of wounds from small arms fire. He was a member of the 2nd Battalion, 28th Infantry Regiment of the 172nd Infantry Brigade, based in Grafenwoehr, Germany. Staff Sergeant Wilson was from Getzville, Erie County.

“On behalf of all New Yorkers, I extend my deepest sympathies to the family, friends, and fellow soldiers of Staff Sergeant Wilson,” Governor Cuomo said. “We will always be grateful for the service and dedication of this New York soldier.”

Governor Cuomo has directed that the flags on all state buildings be lowered to half-staff in honor of and in tribute to our state’s service members and those stationed in New York who are killed in action or die in a combat zone.

MyFoxNY reports:

The International Security Assistance Force said an apparent Afghan police officer shot and killed Wilson at a security checkpoint.

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