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Governor Dayton orders flags flown at half-staff in honor of Army Chief Warrant Officer Lucas Daniel Sigfrid

December 21, 2011

St. Paul – In honor and remembrance of Army Chief Warrant Officer II Lucas Daniel Sigfrid, Governor Mark Dayton has ordered all U.S. flags and Minnesota flags to be flown at half-staff at all state and federal buildings in the State of Minnesota, from sunrise until sunset on Thursday, December 22, 2011.  

Chief Warrant Officer Sigfrid was thirty-two years old, and a 1998 graduate of Champlin High School. He began his active duty military career in May, 2008, following in the footsteps of his grandfather and great-grandfather, after attending Saint Cloud State University in Saint Cloud, Minnesota for pilot training.
Chief Warrant Officer Sigfrid was a member of the U.S. Army 4th Squadron/6th Calvary Regiment of the 16th Combat Aviation Brigade, Fort Lewis, Washington. He died a hero on Monday, December 12, 2011, in Fort Lewis, Washington while participating in helicopter training. 
A copy of the proclamation is attached.