Governor David A. Paterson has directed that flags on State government buildings be flown at half-staff on Wednesday, October 13, in honor of Marine Lance Corporal Scott Lynch of Greenwood Lake, who was killed in action on October 6, 2010 while conducting combat operations in Helmand Province, Afghanistan.
Lance Corporal Lynch was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina.
"On behalf of all New Yorkers I join the friends, family and fellow Marines of Lance Corporal Lynch in mourning his death," Governor Paterson said. "This fine, young Marine died honorably, doing his duty for his comrades and his country. Though we mourn his passing, we will honor his service, his dedication and 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.