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Monday, May 2, 2022

Lowering of U.S. and NC Flags to Half-Staff in Honor of the Fort Bragg Soldier Who Died in Cumberland County

PRESS RELEASE (05-02-2022)

Governor Roy Cooper ordered all U.S. and North Carolina flags at state facilities to be lowered to half-staff from sunrise until sunset on Monday, May 2 in honor of Spc. Luis Herrera, the 23-year-old Fort Bragg soldier who died Thursday during a vehicle accident in Cumberland County. Three other soldiers were hospitalized due to the accident. Herrera served in the 2nd Battalion, 501st Parachute Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division based in Fort Bragg.

Statement from Governor Roy Cooper: “We're mourning the loss of Spc. Luis Herrera who was tragically killed Thursday at Fort Bragg, and we’re praying for the recovery of the others who were hurt in the accident.”

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Individuals, businesses, schools, municipalities, counties and other government subdivisions are also encouraged to fly flags at half-staff for the duration of time indicated.

Background North Carolina flag announcements are issued in accordance to regulations outlined in the U.S. Flag