Flags to fly at half-staff for Hawaii National Guard soldier

Courtesy: Hawaii National Guard

As a mark of respect for the memory of Sgt. Drew M. Scobie, Gov. Neil Abercrombie has ordered that the flags of the United States and State of Hawaii shall be flown at half-staff at all state offices and agencies, as well as the Hawaii National Guard, from sunrise to sunset on Saturday, the day of his memorial service.

“The people of Hawaii are thinking of Drew, who volunteered to deploy to Afghanistan last year as a testament to his convictions,” Gov. Abercrombie said. “We extend our deepest sympathies and condolences to his family and friends as we mourn the loss a brave and selfless man.”

Scobie, 25, of Kailua, attended Kalaheo High School and worked as a perioperative technician aide at Straub Clinic and Hospital. He died in an aircraft crash at Bagram Airfield in Parwan Province, Afghanistan, on Jan. 10.

Sgt. Scobie was assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 1st Battalion, 487th Field Artillery, in Wahiawa, as a fire direction officer.

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