Flags At Half-Staff Monday In Honor Of Minnesota Soldier

Sunday, August 21st, 2011 at 9:03 am

Governor Mark Dayton is ordering that the flags be lowered at state and federal buildings from sunrise to sunset on Monday, in remembrance of a Navy SEAL from Minnesota who was killed in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan.

31-year-old John Weston Faas was one of 30 U.S. troops killed when their helicopter was shot down in Afghanistan on August 6. Faas was a 1998 graduate of Minnehaha Academy High School. Dayton says Faas earned several medals, including a Bronze Star.

At the direction of the Governor, Minnesota flies it’s flags at half-staff following the death of Minnesota military personnel killed in the line of duty, on the day of interment.

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