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Press Release: May 12, 2011

Governor Orders Flags at Half-Staff in Memory of Oregon Soldier

Flags to be lowered Saturday, May 14, 2011, in honor of Oregon Army National Guard Specialist Andrew Evan Lara

(SALEM, Ore.) — Governor Kitzhaber today ordered all flags at public institutions to be flown at half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Saturday, May 14, 2011, in honor of Oregon Army National Guard Specialist Andrew Evan Lara.

Specialist Lara, 25, of Albany, Oregon, died April 27, of a noncombat-related incident, in Babil province, Iraq.  He was assigned to F Company, 145th Brigade Support Battalion, attached to the 3rd Battalion, 116th Cavalry Regiment.

“Specialist Lara died while deployed overseas serving both his state and country,” said Governor Kitzhaber. “This is a tragic loss and my thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends during this difficult time.”

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