Gov. John Hickenlooper today ordered flags be lowered to half-staff on all public buildings statewide on Friday, July 29, in honor of Sgt. Mark Cofield, who died earlier this month in Baghdad, Iraq.
Sgt. Cofield, 25, of Colorado Springs, died July 17 of injuries sustained from a non-combat related incident. He was assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, XVIII Airborne Corps, Fort Bragg, N.C.
Sgt. Cofield’s family lives in Colorado Springs. A memorial service is scheduled for Friday, July 29, at Soldier’s Memorial Chapel at Fort Carson.