JANUARY 4, 2010
GOVERNOR PATERSON DIRECTS FLAGS TO BE FLOWN AT HALF-STAFF
Governor David A. Paterson has directed that flags on New York State government buildings be flown at half-staff on Wednesday, January 6, in honor of a Fort Drum soldier who died in Baghdad on January 1.
Army Specialist Brushaun Anderson, a resident of Columbus, Georgia, died of wounds suffered in a non-combat related incident. Specialist Anderson was a member of the 2nd Battalion, 14th Infantry Regiment of the 10th Mountain Division’s 2nd Brigade Combat Team.
“On behalf of all New Yorkers, I would like to express my sympathy to the friends, family, and fellow soldiers of Specialist Anderson,” Governor Paterson said. “While he was not a native New Yorker, we consider all members of the 10th Mountain Division to be honorary sons and daughters of the Empire State. We regret his death, but we will honor his service.”
Governor Paterson has directed that flags on all State buildings 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.