Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has directed that flags be flown at half-staff on Friday, June 10 in honor of two Fort Drum soldiers who were killed in Afghanistan on June 5.
Army Chief Warrant Officer 2 Bradley J. Gaudet and Army Chief Warrant Officer 3 Kenneth R. White died when their OH-58 Kiowa helicopter crashed in Khost province. The two men were assigned to the 1st Battalion, 10th Aviation Regiment of the 10th Combat Aviation Brigade assigned to the 10th Mountain Division at Fort Drum. Chief Warrant Officer 2 Gaudet was from Gladewater, Texas. Chief Warrant Officer 3 White was from Fort Collins, Colorado.
"I join with all New Yorkers in extending our heartfelt condolences to the family, friends, and fellow soldiers of Chief Warrant Officers Bradley Gaudet and Kenneth White," Governor Cuomo said. "These fallen soldiers were stationed at Fort Drum. We mourn their passing and we remember their service to our nation with pride."