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Flags Lowered in Honor of Hawai’i Marine

August 18, 2011, 5:45 AM HST
* Updated August 18, 9:39 AM
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By Wendy Osher

Hawaii flag. File photo by Wendy Osher.

Flags will fly at half-staff today in honor of US Marine Corps Lance Corporal Christopher L. Camero, who died on July 15 of wounds suffered on July 6 while conducting combat operations in Afghanistan.

Camero was a 2010 graduate of Honoka’a High School, and was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, out of Twentynine Palms, California.

He will be laid to rest today at the West Hawaii Veterans Memorial Cemetery.

Governor Neil Abercrombie issued the order for the lowering of all national and Hawai’i flags at all state offices and agencies as well as the Hawai’i National Guard saying, “US Lance Corporal Camero demonstrated tremendous courage and determination. He faced each challenge with confidence and lived each day to the fullest,” said Gov. Abercrombie.  “To Lance Corporal Camero’s family, friends, and his fellow comrades in arms, please accept my deepest sympathies.”

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Flags will be flown at half-staff from sunrise to sunset.

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