Governor Brewer has ordered that flags at all state office buildings be lowered to half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Thursday, May 24, 2012 in honor of Army First Lieutenant Alejo R. Thompson of Yuma, Arizona. His funeral is being held in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
First Lieutenant Thompson died May 11, 2012 in Parwan Province, Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. He died of injuries sustained when his dismounted patrol received small arms fire. He was assigned to A Company, 1st Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colorado.
Individuals, businesses, and other organizations are encouraged to join in this tribute.