New York Governor Paterson Directs Flags To Be Flown At Half-Staff


Albany, NY (CompNewsNetwork) - New York Governor David A. Paterson has directed that flags on state government buildings across New York be flown at half-staff on Friday, August 15, 2008, in honor of New York City resident Sergeant Jose Ulloa, who died August 9, 2008 in Baghdad, Iraq.

Sergeant Ulloa was a member of the 515th Transportation Company, 28th Transportation Battalion, based in Mannheim, Germany.

“It is with deep regret that we acknowledge and mourn the death of Sergeant Ulloa,” said Governor Paterson. “On behalf of all New Yorkers I want to extend our heartfelt condolences to the family, friends and fellow soldiers of Sergeant Ulloa. His sacrifice to our country will never be forgotten.”

Sergeant Ulloa died as a result of wounds sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle in the Sadr City district of Baghdad on August 8, 2008.

In honor and tribute to our State’s soldiers who are killed in action, Governor Paterson has directed the flags on all state buildings to be flown at half-staff for a period of 24-hours.

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