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MCC Daily Tribune

Gov. Cuomo Directs Flags to Half-Staff in Honor of U.S. Coast Guard Lt. Thomas J.E. Crotty

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today directed flags on all state government buildings to be flown at half-staff on Saturday, November 2, in honor of World War II U.S. Coast Guard Lieutenant Thomas J.E. Crotty of Buffalo. Lieutenant Crotty was reported MIA and later died at the Cabanatuan POW camp in the Philippines in July 1942. His body will be repatriated to the U.S. and interred at Holy Cross Cemetery in Buffalo on November 2.

Blaine Grindle