Flags Lowered July 3rd To Honor Kansas Soldier
KSAL Staff - Tue 03:00 PM 06/26/2012
Flags will fly at half-staff in Kansas on July 3rd to honor a fallen soldier.
Governor Sam Brownback has ordered flags to be flown at half-staff from sun-up to sun-down in Kansas on Tuesday, July 3 in honor of Sgt. Michael J. Knapp of Overland Park. Knapp died on Friday, May 18 while serving with the 1st Battalion Air Assault unit in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan.
According to the United States Army, Knapp, 28, was on his third tour in Afghanistan. He was a member of the 1st Battalion (Air Assault), 377th Field Artillery Regiment, 17th Fires Brigade based out of Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington.
Knapp was a graduate of Shawnee Mission North High School and became a father last year when his wife Abby gave birth to a girl.
Knapp will be laid to rest on July 3 at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia.