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Gov. Hickenlooper orders flags lowered in honor of Chief Warrant Officer Kenneth White

DENVER -- Monday, June 13, 2011 -- Gov. John Hickenlooper today ordered flags be lowered to half-staff on all public buildings statewide on Wednesday, June 15, in honor of Chief Warrant Officer Kenneth White, who was killed in Afghanistan earlier this month. Flags should be lowered from sunrise to sunset.

White, 35, died on June 5 of injuries sustained when his helicopter crashed. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 10th Aviation Regiment, 10th Combat Aviation Brigade, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, N.Y.

He is survived by his wife, Sarah, and three children of Watertown, N.Y., and his parents, John and Linda White of Fort Collins. A memorial service is scheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 15 in Fort Collins.