Governor Dannel P. Malloy is directing flags in Connecticut to return to full-staff at sunset on Monday, Aug. 18.
Flags have been flying at half-staff in honor of Staff Sgt. Ronald Patterson Jr. of Bridgeport, who was killed on Aug. 8, in a motor vehicle accident while on a routine transport of training material.
Staff Sgt. Patterson was a member of A Company, 192nd Engineer Battalion of the Connecticut Army National Guard, which is based out of Stratford. He served in Operation Iraqi Freedom and received numerous awards and decorations for his service.
The same accident seriously injured Sgt. 1st Class Kayla Anne Downey, 31, of Shelton.
Downey served in Operation Iraqi Freedom and received numerous awards and decorations for her service in that war in the Mideast.