Flags Lowered for Soldier Killed with his K9 in Afghanistan
State and national flags will be lowered to half-staff outside the Capitol, the Clay County Courthouse and the Orange Park City Hall for Staff Sergeant Dick Alson Lee Jr., at the order of Gov. Rick Scott.
Lee, 31, of Orange Park, died on April 26. A dog handler, Lee and his bomb-detecting dog, a German shepherd named Fibi, were killed along with another soldier after their Humvee drove over a bomb in Ghazni Province, Afghanistan, according to Stars and Stripes.
Lee was assigned to 95th Military Police Battalion, 18th Military Police Brigade, 21st Theater Sustainment Command, Sembach, Germany.
The order is in addition to the statewide call to lower flags to half-staff for Peace Officers Memorial Day.