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Gov. Bevin Orders Flags To Half-Staff Friday

Posted at 3:40 PM, Sep 06, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-06 15:40:16-04

FRANKFORT, Ky. (LEX 18) – Gov. Matt Bevin has directed that flags at all state office buildings be lowered to half-staff on Friday, Sept. 7, 2018, in honor of Chief Warrant Officer 3 Taylor J. Galvin, 34, a Fort Campbell soldier who died while supporting Operation Inherent Resolve.

Galvin was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (SOAR), Fort Campbell, Kentucky.

Services for Chief Warrant Officer Galvin will be held at 12 noon on Friday,  at Cedar Key Cemetery, Cedar Key, Florida.

According to the Department of Defense, Chief Warrant Officer Galvin died on Aug. 20, 2018, in Baghdad, Iraq, as a result of injuries sustained when his helicopter crashed in Sinjar, Ninevah Province, Iraq. The incident is under investigation.

Gov. Bevin encourages individuals, businesses, organizations and government agencies to join in this tribute of lowering the flag in honor of Chief Warrant Officer Galvin.