Gov. Bevin orders flags be at half-staff in honor of Ft. Campbell soldier

FRANKFORT, Ky (WTVQ) – Governor Matt Bevin has directed that U.S. and Kentucky flags at all state buildings be lowered to half-staff on Monday, February 18, in honor of 37-year-old Fort Campbell soldier Army Chief Warrant Officer 2 Jonathan R. Farmer of Boynton Beach, Florida.

Chief Warrant Officer Farmer was assigned to Fort Campbell, Kentucky, in the 3rd Battalion, 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne). He died on January 16, 2019, while in Manbiji, Syria, as a result of wounds from an explosive device.

Services for Chief Warrant Officer Farmer will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, February 18, at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida.

Governor Bevin encourages individuals, businesses, organizations and government agencies to join in this tribute of lowering the flag in honor of Chief Warrant Officer Farmer.

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