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Posted on: August 17, 2010

[ARCHIVED] Gov. Ritter orders flags lowered today

Gov. Bill Ritter Jr. has ordered that all U.S. and Colorado flags be lowered to half staff at state and federal facilities throughout Colorado today, Tuesday, Aug. 17, in honor of Army Sgt. Faith Hinkley of Monte Vista.

Hinkley died Aug. 7 in Baghdad after she was wounded in a rocket explosion. An Army specialist at the time of her death, she was posthumously promoted to sergeant. She graduated from Monte Vista High School in 2006. Her funeral service is set for Tuesday at the school. Ritter is scheduled to attend.

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