WA flags lower Thursday for Port Orchard soldier
Wednesday, June 1, 2011
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) -- Gov. Chris Gregoire has directed that flags at Washington agency buildings be lowered to half staff Thursday in memory of Adam Patton.
The 21-year-old soldier from Port Orchard was one of six soldiers killed Thursday by an improvised explosive device in Afghanistan.
He was a specialist assigned to the 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, Ky.