Rick Scott Orders Flags at Half-Staff for Sgt. Ricardo Seija
Gov. Rick Scott has ordered state and national flags lowered to half-staff for U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Ricardo “Ricky” Seija on Wednesday outside the Hillsborough County Courthouse, Tampa City Hall and at the Capitol in Tallahassee.
Seija, 31, of Tampa, was one of six soldiers killed July 9 when a roadside bomb hit an armored vehicle in the Warkdak Province, Afghanistan.
Seija was assigned to the 978th Military Police Company, 93rd Military Police Battalion, 89th Military Police Brigade, III Corps, Fort Bliss, Texas.
Army Spc. Clarence Williams III of Brooksville, also was killed in the blast.