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Flags at half-staff for Michigan war casualty

July 24, 2006

KALAMAZOO--By order of Gov. Jennifer M. Granholm, U.S. flags on all campuses of Western Michigan University and throughout Michigan will be lowered for one day, Tuesday, July 25, in honor of Army Staff Sgt. Duane Dreasky, who died July 8 from injuries sustained while on active duty in Iraq.

Staff Sgt. Dreasky, age 31, of Novi, Mich., died as the result of injuries sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near his HMMWV (Humvee) during combat operations in Habbaniyah, Iraq, Nov. 21, 2005. He was assigned to the Army National Guard's 1st Battalion, 125th Infantry Regiment (Mechanized), Saginaw, Mich.

Flags should return to full-staff Wednesday, July 26.

Media contact: Thom Myers, (269) 387-8400, thom.myers@wmich.edu

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