Governor Chris Gregoire has directed flags at all Washington State agency facilities be lowered to half-staff Friday, April 20, 2012, in memory of U. S. Marine Corps Lance Corporal Ramon T. Kaipat, 22, of Tacoma, who died April 11 while conducting combat operations in Afghanistan.
Flags should remain at half-staff until close of business Friday.
Other government entities, citizens and businesses are encouraged to join this recognition.
A funeral service will be on Saturday, April 21 at 1:00 pm. The location is pending.