Gov. Branstad Orders Flags At Half-Staff To Honor Vietnam Vet Donald P. McGrane
Date posted - May 2, 2013
Des Moines, Iowa — Governor Branstad is ordering all flags in the state to be flown at half-staff from 8 AM to 5 PM on Friday, May 3, 2013, to honor Vietnam War Aviation Antisubmarine Warfare Technician Donald P. McGrane of Waverly, Iowa, who was laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery this week.
McGrane had been missing since July 19, 1967. In 1982, the Vietnamese government returned some remains to the United States. In 2009 they were identified as McGrane and his crew mates.
The governor’s half-staff directive applies to all U.S. and state flags under the control of the state. The law also requires federal government agencies in the state to comply with the governor’s executive order that the U.S. flag be flown at half-staff in the event of the death of a member of the Armed Forces.
Flags will be at half-staff on the state Capitol building and on flag displays in the Capitol complex, and upon all public buildings, grounds, and facilities throughout the state. Individuals, businesses, schools, municipalities, counties and other government subdivisions are encouraged to fly the flag at half-staff for the same length of time as a sign of respect.
For background on Donald P. McGrane, please see the below release from the Department of Defense:
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