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Governor Beshear recognizes sacrifice of Fort Campbell casualty

By Mark Shuller - Email

FRANKFORT, KY (FOX19)Gov. Steve Beshear today recognized the sacrifice of a Fort Campbell soldier who died while supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

According to the Department of Defense, Spc. Pedro A. Maldonado, 20, of Houston, Texas, died Oct. 29 in Kandalay, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his unit with rocket-propelled grenades and small arms fire.  He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky.

The Governor will order that flags at all state office buildings be lowered to half-staff from sunrise to sunset on the day of Spc. Maldonado's interment for which arrangements are still pending.

Flag status information is available at www.governor.ky.gov/flagstatus.htm.

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