Governor David A. Paterson has directed that flags on New York State government buildings be flown at half-staff on Monday, June 28, in honor of Army Private First Class David Miller, a Wilton resident who died in Afghanistan on June 21.
Private First Class Miller was killed when a suicide bomber detonated next to his dismounted patrol. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) which is stationed at Fort Campbell, Kentucky.
"On behalf of all New Yorkers, I extend our condolences to the friends, family and fellow soldiers of Private First Class David Miller," Governor Paterson said. "We join them in grieving the death of this fine young man, but we will never forget his sacrifice for our nation and we will honor his memory."
Governor Paterson has directed the flags on all State buildings to be lowered to half-staff in honor and tribute to our State's service members who are killed in action or die in a combat zone.