BURLESON – The Texas and national flags will be flown at half-staff over the Texas Capitol on Saturday, July 6, in memory of Army Sgt. William R. Moody of Burleson who paid the ultimate sacrifice when he was killed June 18 at Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan, Rep. Rob Orr has announced.
In addition, Gov. Rick Perry has authorized that flags be flown at half-staff on July 6 in Johnson and any adjoining counties or political subdivisions.
"Sgt. Moody will be the first member of the military to have the flags flown at half-staff over the State Capitol following the passage of House Bill 150 in the most recent regular session of the Texas Legislature," Rep. Orr said. "This is a small tribute from the State of Texas in honor and memory of the life and military service of Sgt. Moody."
House Bill 150 calls for the state and national flags to be flown at half-staff at the State Capitol on the death of a member of the armed forces of the United States who was a resident of Texas and was killed in action.
Services for Sgt. Moody will be held at 10 a.m., July 6, at Greenwood Funeral Home in Fort Worth.