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Flags at half-staff in honor of Camero


Gov. Neil Abercrombie has ordered all national and Hawaii flags at all state offices and agencies as well as the Hawaii National Guard are to be flown at half-staff from sunrise to sunset Thursday, Aug. 18, 2011 in memory of U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Christopher L. Camero.

Camero died July 15 of wounds suffered July 6 while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan. He was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Twentynine Palms, CA. Camero was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

Camero was a 2010 graduate of Honokaa High School. He will be laid to rest Aug. 18 at West Hawaii Veterans Memorial Cemetery.

“U.S. Lance Corporal Camero demonstrated tremendous courage and determination. He faced each challenge with confidence and lived each day to the fullest,” Abercrombie said. “To Lance Corporal Camero’s family, friends, and his fellow comrades in arms, please accept my deepest sympathies.”

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