(Host) Governor Peter Shumlin is ordering flags to half-staff in honor of a U.S. Navy SEAL who was among 30 troops killed in an August 6th helicopter crash in Afghanistan.
Chief Petty Officer Brian Bill was a graduate of Norwich University, in Northfield. He grew up in Stamford, Connecticut.
Today, Shumlin ordered the flag lowering – at the Statehouse and all federal and state facilities in Vermont – to begin at sunrise Friday and end at sunset Monday.
A mass of Christian burial is set for Friday morning in Stamford.