Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin directing that U.S. and Kentucky flags at all state office buildings be lowered to half-staff on Thursday in honor of a Fort Campbell soldier who died in Syria while supporting Operation Inherent Resolve.
According to the Department of Defense, 28-year-old Pfc. Michael Thomason of Lincoln Park, Michigan, died April 29th in Kobani, Syria, of wounds sustained from a non-combat incident and will be interred Thursday.
Pfc. Thomason was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 327th Infantry, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Kentucky.
Gov. Bevin encourages individuals, businesses, organizations, and government agencies to join in this tribute of lowering the flag in honor of Pfc. Thomason.