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Governor Kitzhaber orders flags at half-staff in memory of Oregon soldier

Flags to be lowered Friday, May 10, 2013, in honor of United States Army Specialist Brandon J. Prescott 
 
(Salem, OR) — Governor Kitzhaber today ordered all flags at public institutions to be flown at half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Friday, May 10, 2013, in honor of Specialist Brandon J. Prescott.
 
“SPC Prescott enlisted from Oregon and was proudly serving this state and nation,” said Governor Kitzhaber. “My thoughts are with his family and his unit during this difficult time. SPC Prescott’s death is tragic and he will be missed by many, but we will not forget his legacy of service and sacrifice.”
SPC Prescott, 24, of Bend, Oregon, died May 4th, in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan of injuries sustained when his vehicle was attacked by an enemy improvised explosive device. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 36th Infantry, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, Fort Bliss, Texas.
 
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