Governor Hickenlooper orders flags lowered today
July 29, 2011
On Thursday, Gov. John Hickenlooper ordered flags be lowered to half-staff on all public buildings statewide today in honor of Sgt. Mark Cofield, who died earlier this month in Baghdad, Iraq.
Sgt. Cofield, 25, of Colorado Springs, died July 17 of injuries sustained from a non-combat related incident. He was assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, XVIII Airborne Corps, Fort Bragg, N.C.
Sgt. Cofield's family lives in Colorado Springs.
A memorial service is scheduled for today at Soldier's Memorial Chapel at Fort Carson.