You may have noticed that flags are at half mast on your way around this morning. Governor Brewer has requested the flags be flown at half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Friday, April 15, 2011, in honor of Sergeant Christian A.S. Garcia, United States Army. Sgt. Garcia died on April 2, 2011, in Babil, Iraq, of injuries sustained from indirect fire.
SSG Garcia is from Goodyear, Arizona and his funeral is to be held on Friday April 15, 2011 in Killeen, Texas with interment at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery in San Antonio.