Flags Ordered To Half-Staff To Honor Soldier

May 16, 2019

Credit Associated Press

Flags across the state are flying at half-staff today in honor of a Fort Campbell soldier who died in a non-combat mission in Syria last month. 28-year-old Private Michael Thomason is from Detroit and was a member of Fort Campbellā€™s 101st airborne division.

He was the second member of that division to die in less than two weeks. Richmond native Specialist Ryan Dennis Orin Riley died days before in a non-combat related incident in Iraq.