Wyoming Governor Orders Half-Staff Flags For Returned Soldiers
Wyoming Governor Mark Gordon has ordered some state flags to be flown at half staff on Saturday in honor of a pair of soldiers whose remains were recently identified and returned to Wyoming.
Both are scheduled to be buried on Saturday, June 29.
The governor's office has issued this statement:
''Governor Mark Gordon, pursuant to his authority as Governor of Wyoming, has ordered the State of Wyoming flag be flown at half staff at the Capitol in Cheyenne, in Albany County, Johnson County, and in Sheridan County from sunrise to sunset on June 29, 2019 in honor of two soldiers being returned home. Funeral services will be held that day in Albany County for Machinist Mate First Class George Hanson and in Johnson County for Cpl. DeMaret Marston Kirtley.''
Hanson, who grew up in Laramie, died in the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941. Kirtley, who grew up near Kaycee, was reported Missing In Action on Dec. 6, 1950. while fighting in the Battle of Chosin Reservoir in the Korean War.