10 August 2011

city of alexandria, la. lowers flags to half staff in memory of slain seal team 6 members

via: twitter @SLABBEDblog RT @Opinionatedcath

2 Shreveport SEALs among those killed in Afghanistan ~ the advertiser
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alexandria, la. atrans terminal downtown
Among the 22 SEALs killed in the attack are two Shreveport natives, according to The Shreveport Times.

That newspaper reports Chief Petty Officer Robert James Reeves and Lt. Commander Jonas Kelsall were both killed today [saturday, 06 august 2011] when a U.S. Chinook helicopter crashed in Wardak province.

The Shreveport Times reports that Reeves and Kelsall were both graduates of Caddo Magnet High School where they played soccer together, according to John Kelsall, Jonas Kelsall’s father.

Both would join the military after graduation, though Reeves spent a year at LSU first, his father Jim Reeves, said. ~ link
UPDATE: wafb via: the dead pelican: Jindal extends order for flags at half-staff

Gov. Bobby Jindal has extended until Sunday his order to fly flags on all state buildings at half-staff in remembrance of two Louisiana Navy Seals killed in Afghanistan. ~ read more