Governor Andrew M. Cuomo
has directed that flags
on state government buildings
be flown at half-staff
on Friday, June 14, 2013
in honor of three New Yorkers
who died in Zarghun Shahr, Afghanistan on June 8.
Killed were Lt. Col. Todd J.
of Evans Mills; and Major Jaimie Leonard, of Warrick; and
civilian law enforcement training contractor Joseph
Morabito, from Hunter.
The two Soldiers were
assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company of the
10th Mountain Division's 2nd Brigade Combat Team based at
"I join with all New Yorkers
in mourning the deaths of these three men who gave their
lives for our country," Governor Cuomo said." We extend our
condolences to their friends, families and fellow Soldiers.
We will remember them and honor their service."
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