(LANSING, MI.)- – Gov. Rick Snyder has ordered U.S. and Michigan flags to be lowered to half-staff Tuesday, May 2, on all state buildings and within the state Capitol complex in honor of fallen Staff Sgt. Brandon M. Bosley of the United States Air Force, who died Friday, April 21.
“Brandon was a dedicated military man who will be remembered for his service to his country. I send my deepest condolences to his family, friends and community during this time,” Snyder said.
Bosley served as a Crew Chief Staff Sergeant with the F22 Fighters 525th Raptor Fighter Squadron. He was deployed twice to the United Arab Emirates and was stationed overseas in Japan and South Korea. He was an avid Michigan sports fan and enjoyed the outdoors, hunting and fishing.
A service was held in his honor Saturday, April 29, in Iron Mountain.
This flag order is in accordance with Executive Order 2013-10. Michigan residents, businesses, schools, local governments and other organizations are encouraged to display the flag at half-staff. Flags should be returned to full staff on Wednesday, May 3.
When flown at half-staff or half-mast, the U.S. flag should be hoisted first to the peak for an instant and then lowered to the half-staff or half-mast position. The flag should again be raised to the peak before it is lowered for the day.