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Flags at half-staff for Michigan war casualty

June 28, 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, Friday, June 30, in honor of Marine Lance Cpl. Brandon J. Webb, who died June 20 from injuries sustained while on active duty in Iraq.

Lance Cpl. Webb, age 20, of Swartz Creek, Mich., was killed while conducting combat operations in Al Anbar province in Iraq. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

Flags should return to full-staff Saturday, July 1.

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

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