New York State Governor David Paterson has directed all flags to be flown at half-staff Thursday, October 22, 2009 in honor of the Rochester native who died in combat in Iraq this weekend.
Daniel Rivera, 22, was killed in a motor vehicle accident October 18. He was stationed in Fort Hood, Texas. Rivera graduated from Canandaigua Academy in 2005. Three years later, he joined the service. Rivera was scheduled to come home for the holidays 30 days after he died.