Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has directed that flags on state government buildings be flown at half-staff Thursday, May 9t, 2013 in honor of a Warwick Marine who died in Farah Province, Afghanistan on May 4, 2013. Staff Sgt. Eric D. Christian died while conducting combat operations. He was assigned to the 2nd Marine Special Operations Battalion based at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina.

"I join with all New Yorkers in mourning the loss of Staff Sgt. Christian," Governor Cuomo said. "I extend my deepest sympathy to his family, his friends and his fellow Marines. We will honor his service and sacrifice and his 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.
Effective:  Beginning of Business, Thursday, May 9, 2013
Return to Full Staff:  Sunset, Thursday, May 9, 2013