Albany, NY (October 4, 2012)
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has directed that flags on state government buildings be flown at half-staff on Tuesday, October 9, 2012 in honor of a Liverpool soldier who died in Sayyid Abad, Afghanistan on September 29, 2012.
Sgt. 1st Class Daniel T. Metcalfe, died of injuries sustained when enemy forces attacked his unit with small arms fire. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment of the 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team based at Caserma Ederle in Vicenza, Italy.
"On behalf of all New Yorkers, I extend my sympathy and condolences to the family, friends and fellow soldiers of Sgt. 1st Class Metcalfe," Governor Cuomo said. "We will honor this soldier's service and be grateful for his dedication to our country."
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.