State Lowers Flags To Half-Staff For Funeral

LONDON, Ky. (AP) - As funeral services were set to begin for a U.S. Marine from London, Gov. Steve Beshear ordered all flags at state facilities lowered to half-staff.

Lance Cpl. Thomas Reilly Jr. died Dec. 21 during combat in Anbar province in Iraq.

Reilly was 19 and served with the 1st Battalion, 3rd Marines, 3rd Marine Division, Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii.

His mother, Gina Bray, said her son joined the military after graduating from South Laurel High School last year.

His funeral was scheduled for noon Monday at London Funeral Home.

Flags at state building were flying at half-staff for the day and Beshear encouraged others to join in the tribute to Reilly.

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