Gov. Justice orders flags at State Capitol and in Preston County to half-staff on Sunday, Feb. 6, in honor of PFC Zach Riffle


CHARLESTON, WV – Gov. Jim Justice has issued a proclamation, ordering that all United States and West Virginia flags at the Capitol Complex in Charleston and all state-owned facilities in Preston County be displayed at half-staff from dawn to dusk on Sunday, Feb. 6, 2022, in commemoration of the distinguished life and service of PFC Zach Riffle.
Private First-Class Zachary “Zach” Wayne Riffle served in the United States Marine Corps as a landing support specialist with Combat Logistics Battalion 24, Combat Logistics Regiment 2, 2nd Marine Logistics Group. He died on Jan. 19 following a tactical vehicle rollover near Jacksonville, North Carolina. He was 18 years old.

PFC Riffle played football and wrestled for Preston High School before leaving early to enlist in the Marines. In middle school, he played basketball, baseball, football, ran track, and was in the band.

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