Flags will fly half-staff Tuesday to honor fallen hero

By: KXII Staff Email
By: KXII Staff Email

ARDMORE, Okla. -- Flags across Oklahoma will fly at half-staff Tuesday in honor of a fallen Ardmore soldier.

Specialist Micheal "Pokey" Phillips,19, was on his way to Baghdad on February 24th when a roadside bomb exploded near his humvee, killing him.

As a tribute to Phillips, Governor Brad Henry has ordered all American and Oklahoma flags on state property to fly at half-staff from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Tuesday.

Services for Phillips are set for 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 4th, at Hillcrest Memorial Park Cemetery.

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