Albany, NY (December 7, 2012)
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has directed that flags on state government buildings be flown at half-staff on Monday, December 10, 2012 in honor of a Mechanicville Marine who died in Helmand Province, Afghanistan on December 2, 2012.
Lance Cpl. Anthony J. Denier died while conducting combat operations. He was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 9th Marines, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, which is based at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina.
"I join with my fellow New Yorkers in mourning the loss of Lance Cpl. Denier,” Governor Cuomo said. “I extend my deepest sympathy to his family, friends, and fellow Marines. We will honor his service and sacrifice, and we are grateful for his dedication to our nation."
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.