Governor Rell: Gov. Rell: Flags to Half Staff to Honor Marine Lance Corporal Tyler Griffin


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STATE OF CONNECTICUT
EXECUTIVE CHAMBERS
HARTFORD, CONNECTICUT  06106

M. Jodi Rell
Governor

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 3, 2010
Contact: 
860-524-7313

Statement of Governor M. Jodi Rell on Death

of Marine Lance Corporal Tyler Griffin

 

 

            Governor M. Jodi Rell tonight ordered U.S. and state flags to be flown at half-staff in memory of Marine Lance Corporal Tyler Griffin of Voluntown.

 

            Griffin, 19, was killed while on active duty in Afghanistan. No other official information was immediately available.

 

            “Tonight, all of Connecticut mourns a brave and patriotic young man who has given his life for his country and our freedom,” Governor Rell said. “We cannot help but be inspired by the example Lance Corporal Griffin set, even as we join his family and friends in grieving for him. His service will never be forgotten.”

 

            Flags will remain at half-staff until sundown on the day of Lance Corporal Griffin’s burial. Funeral details are pending.

 

 

 

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