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Flags ordered flown at half-staff for Iowa Marine


Governor Terry Branstad has ordered flags flown at half-staff to honor a Marine with Iowa roots who was killed in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan.  Master Sgt. Travis Riddick died on Jan. 21. A memorial service is scheduled for Sunday at Centerville High School.  Branstad has ordered all U.S. and state flags flown at all state buildings to be flown at half-staff beginning at 5 p.m. Friday until 8 a.m. Monday in honor of the 40-year-old Riddick who is formerly from Centerville.  Branstad also encourages individuals, businesses, schools and city and county offices across Iowa to lower their flags to half-staff during those hours as a sign of respect.

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