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Jeremy E DePottey

Ironwood, Michigan

September 11, 2006

Age Military Rank Unit/Location
26 Army Sgt

1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division

Fort Drum, New York

 Died in Asadabad, Afghanistan, of injuries suffered in a single vehicle accident.

Flags to be Flown Half-Staff Friday for Serviceman Killed in Afghanistan

Contact: Heidi Watson 517-335-6397

Half-Staff Flag

September 20, 2006

LANSING – Governor Jennifer M. Granholm today ordered that United States flags throughout the state of Michigan and on Michigan waters be lowered for one day on Friday, September 22, 2006, in honor of Army Sergeant Jeremy E. DePottey of Ironwood, who died September 11 while on active duty in Afghanistan. Flags should return to full-staff on Saturday, September 23.

Sergeant DePottey, age 26, died in Asadabad, Afghanistan of injuries suffered in a single vehicle accident. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, New York.

Under Section 7 of Chapter 1 of Title 4 of the United States Code, 4 USC 7, Governor Granholm, in December 2003, issued a proclamation requiring United States flags to be lowered to half-staff throughout the state of Michigan and on Michigan waters to honor Michigan servicemen and servicewomen killed in the line of duty. Procedures for flag lowering were detailed by Governor Granholm in Executive Order 2006-10.

When flown at half-staff or half-mast, the United States flag should be hoisted first to the peak for an instant and then lowered to the half-staff or half-mast position. The flag should again be raised to the peak before it is lowered for the day.

When a member of the armed services from Michigan is killed in action, the Governor will issue a press release with information about the individual(s) and the day that has been designated for flags to be lowered in his or her honor. The information will also be posted on Governor Granholm’s website at www.michigan.gov/gov in the section titled ‘Spotlight.’

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