Sunday, January 29, 2012

Flags at Half-Staff Throughout Idaho Monday

Posted By on Sun, Jan 29, 2012 at 12:57 PM

Flags will be lowered to half-staff from dawn to dusk Monday at all state office buildings in Idaho.

Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter ordered the flags lowered in honor of slain U.S. Marine Kenneth Cochran from Wilder.

Otter and his wife Lori are in Parma today to attend the funeral services for the 20-year-old Lance Corporal who was killed Jan. 15 in Helmand Province, Afghanistan. Cochran was a 2010 graduate of Parma High School, where today's services will be held.

Cochran will be laid to rest at the Idaho State Veterans' Cemetery in Boise.

Cochran is at least the 61st Idahoan killed in the Afghanistan or Iraqi conflicts since Sept. 11, 2001.

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