Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today directed that flags on state government
buildings be flown at half-staff on Thursday, June 12, 2014, in honor of a
Fort Drum soldier who died in Afghanistan on June 9.

Specialist Terry J. Hurne, a resident of Merced, California, was wounded in
a non-combat incident in Logar Province, Afghanistan and died of his wounds
later. He was assigned to the 710th Support Battalion of the 10th Mountain
Division’s 3rd Brigade Combat Team.

“On behalf of all New Yorkers, I extend my sincere condolences to the
family, friends and fellow soldiers of Specialist Hurne,” Governor Cuomo
said. “We join with them in mourning the loss of this soldier and we will
remember his service to our nation with pride.”

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, June 12, 2014*

*Return to Full Staff: Sunset, Thursday, June 12, 2014*