Governor David A. Paterson has directed that flags on state government buildings across New York be flown at half-staff on Monday, November 3, 2008 in honor of Pleasant Valley, New York resident and U.S. Marine 1st Lieutenant Trevor J. Yurista, who died on October 27, 2008 in Helmand Province, Afghanistan.
Lieutenant Yurista, assigned to the 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force based at Camp Pendleton, California, died while supporting combat operations in Afghanistan.
“On behalf of all New Yorkers, I wish to extend our condolences to the family, friends and fellow Marines of Lieutenant Trevor Yurista,” said Governor Paterson. “Lieutenant Yurista’s service and sacrifice to the United States of America will be honored and valued forever.”
Governor Paterson has directed the flags on all state buildings to be lowered to half-staff in honor and tribute to our state’s soldiers who are killed in action.