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Governor Orders Flags at Half-Staff on Tuesday, Oct. 13

October 10, 2009

AUGUSTA – In remembrance and honor of Sgt. Joshua Kirk, Governor John E. Baldacci has directed that the United States flag and the State of Maine flag be flown at half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2009.

Sgt. Kirk’s funeral will be held at 11 a.m. at Saint Michael’s Church in Exeter, NH.

Sgt. Kirk, 30, died Oct. 3 in Kamdesh, Afghanistan, from wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked the outpost where he was stationed. He was assigned to the 3rd Squadron, 61st Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colo.

Sgt. Kirk’s hometown was listed by the military as South Portland, and according to published reports he was born in Thomaston, Maine. Members of his family still live in Maine.

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