Governor orders flags at half-staff in memory of Oregon soldier
May 07,2007 00:00 by Bend_Weekly_News_Sources

Flags to be lowered Tuesday, May 8, 2007 in honor of Army Sgt. Michael Louis Vaughan

Army Sgt. Michael L. Vaughan 
SALEM, Ore – Today Governor Ted Kulongoski ordered all flags at public institutions be flown at half-staff on Tuesday, May 8, 2007, in memory of Army Sgt. Michael Louis Vaughan.

Vaughan, 20, of Lincoln City, died Monday, April 23, 2007 in As Sadah, Iraq.  He was assigned to the 5th Squadron, 73rd Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, in Fort Bragg, N.C.

“The sacrifices Vaughan made for our state and for our country will never be forgotten,” said Governor Kulongoski. “During this time of pain, Sergeant Vaughan’s memory is in our hearts and his family, friends and community are in our thoughts and prayers.”