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Flags lowered Tuesday for Spc. Deangelo Snow

Sept. 24, 2010

LANSING, Mich.--By order of Gov. Jennifer M. Granholm, U.S. flags on all campuses of Western Michigan University and throughout Michigan will be lowered Tuesday, Sept. 28, in honor of Army Spc. Deangelo B. Snow, of Saginaw, Mich., who died Sept. 17 in Afghanistan's Kandahar province.

Photo of Army Spc. Deangelo B. Snow.Snow, age 22, died from injuries suffered when insurgents attacked his vehicle with a rocket propelled grenade. He was assigned to the 526th Brigade Support Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky.

Visitation for Snow is Monday, Sept. 27, from 2 to 8 p.m. at Evans-Smith Funeral Home in Saginaw, Mich. The funeral service is Tuesday, Sept. 28, at Wolverine State Baptist Headquarters, with burial to follow at Forest Lawn Cemetery, both in Saginaw.

In December 2003, Gov. Granholm issued a proclamation requiring U.S. flags to be lowered to half-staff throughout the state of Michigan and on Michigan waters to honor Michigan servicemen and servicewomen killed in the line of duty.

Michigan was among the first states to honor its fallen sons and daughters by lowering flags.

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Media contact: Tonya Durlach, (269) 387-8400, tonya.durlach@wmich.edu

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