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Tuesday, November 1, 2011

? Governor Dannel P. Malloy today ordered U.S. and Connecticut flags to fly at half staff in honor of Connecticut resident Sergeant Ari Cullers, who was killed in action in Afghanistan on Sunday. 

 
"It is with tremendous sadness that we mourn the loss of Sergeant Cullers, who gave his life serving our nation," Governor Malloy said.  "On behalf of all Connecticut residents, I extend our deepest sympathies to his family, friends and loved ones as we honor his life and remember his service."
 
Sergeant Cullers, 28, of New London, served in the Army's Headquarters, Headquarters Company, Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team (BCT) and was stationed out of Ft. Drum, NY.  He was killed by a rocket propelled grenade while repairing a bulldozer in Kandahar province.
 
Flags will remain at half staff until burial, the details of which are forthcoming.
 
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For Immediate Release: November 1, 2011
Contact: David Bednarz
David.Bednarz@ct.gov
860-524-7315 (office)
860-770-9792 (cell)