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Flags Lowered In Md. In Memory Of Marine

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley has ordered that the United States and state flags be flown at half-staff in memory of a Marine killed in Afghanistan.

O’Malley ordered the flags be lowered on Wednesday from sunrise to sunset in memory of Sgt. Julian C. Chase of Edgewater.

The 22-year-old Marine was killed May 28 in Helmand province while conducting combat operations.

Chase was assigned to 5th Air Naval Gunfire Liaison Company, III Marine Expeditionary Force, Okinawa, Japan.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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