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Flags to be flown half-staff for Indiana native army cadet killed

Governor Mike Pence directed flags at state facilities be flown at half-staff beginning immediately for West Point Cadet and Valparaiso native Mitchell Alexander Winey.

Army Cadet Mitchell Alexander Winey was one of nine soldiers killed when their truck overturned in a flooded area in Ft. Hood. Cadet Winey was there for Cadet Troop Leader Training.

Flags should remain this way until sunset on the day of Cadet Winey’s funeral.

“Karen and I are saddened to hear that one of the soldiers killed in this tragic accident at Fort Hood was one of Indiana's own. Our heart goes out to Cadet Mitchell Alexander Winey’s family, friends, former classmates at Chesterton High School, and all those who knew him, and I urge Hoosiers to remember the courage, service, and sacrifice of this young cadet,” said Governor Pence.

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