Gov. Justice orders all U.S. and State flags to be flown at half-staff tomorrow – Friday, Aug. 6 – in honor of Army Cpl. Pete W. Conley


CHARLESTON, WV – Gov. Jim Justice has issued a proclamation, ordering that all United States and West Virginia flags on all State-owned facilities throughout West Virginia be displayed at half-staff from sunrise to sunset tomorrow – Friday, Aug. 6 – in honor of Army Cpl. Pete W. Conley of Chapmanville, WV; a fallen soldier who has been returned home to be laid to rest.

Aug. 6 marks the day of memorial services celebrating Conley’s life.
Conley was a member of Company K, 3rd Battalion, 31st Infantry Regiment, 7th Infantry Division. He was reported missing in action on Dec. 12, 1950, when his unit was attacked by enemy forces near the Chosin Reservoir in North Korea. He was 19 years old.

On July 27, 2018, following the summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un in June 2018, North Korea turned over 55 boxes, purported to contain the remains of American service members killed during the Korean War. Conley’s remains were identified on June 5, 2020.
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