Governor Brewer has ordered that flags at all state office buildings be lowered to half-staff from sunrise until sunset Monday, August 5, 2013, in honor of U.S. Army First Lieutenant Jonam Russell. Governor Brewer previously ordered the flags at all state office buildings be lowered to half-staff from sunrise to sunset Thursday, July 25, 2013 in honor of First Lieutenant Russell who died on Tuesday, July 23, 2013 in Wardak Province, Afghanistan. He was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom when an improvised explosive device detonated near his dismounted patrol. He was assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 3rd Battalion, 15th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division, and was based at Fort Stewart, Georgia. Individuals, businesses, and other organizations are encouraged to join in this tribute.