flag half mastFRANKFORT, Ky. (7/9/14) — Governor Steve Beshear has directed that flags at all state office buildings be lowered to half-staff Thursday, July 10, in honor of Staff Sgt. Scott R. Studenmund, a Fort Campbell soldier who died while supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

Services for Staff Sgt. Studenmund, who died June 9, will be at 9 a.m. Thursday at Arlington National Cemetery.

According to the Department of Defense, Studenmund, 24, of Pasadena, Calif., died in Gaza Village, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered while engaged in a combat operation. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 5th Special Forces Group at Fort Campbell, Ky.

Gov. Beshear encourages individuals, businesses, organizations and government agencies to join in this tribute of lowering the flag in honor of Staff Sgt. Studenmund.

Flag status information is available at http://governor.ky.gov/Pages/flagstatus.aspx.

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