Idaho flags to be at half-staff for firefighter, soldier

Idaho flags to be at half-staff for firefighter, soldier

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by Associated Press

KREM.com

Posted on August 15, 2012 at 4:11 PM

Updated Monday, Nov 25 at 7:48 AM

BOISE -- Idaho plans to fly flags at state government buildings at half-staff through Sunday, to honor a firefighter and a soldier who were recently killed in the line of duty.

Anne Veseth, a 20-year-old Moscow woman, died when a tree fell and struck her last Sunday while she was working to contain a wildfire near Orofino.

And 22-year-old Spc. Ethan J. Martin of Bonners Ferry and Lewiston died on Aug. 7 in Afghanistan after being wounded by small-arms fire when his unit was attacked.

Veseth and Martin are being interred by their families on Saturday.

Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter's spokesman Mark Warbis said on Wednesday that the lowered flags beginning on Thursday would pay tribute to Veseth and Martin and their sacrifices.

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