Flags to lower to half-staff Sunday in honor of recently identified War World II Ky. soldier

Governor Andy Beshear has ordered flags at all state buildings to be lowered to half-staff from sunrise to sunset Sunday in honor of a Kentucky soldier who died in World War II, but whose remains were only identified this summer.

According to a news release from the Governor’s Office, U.S. Army Pfc. Thomas Franklin “Frank” Brooks of Mammoth Cave, Kentucky, was a member of Company D, 194th Tank Battalion, U.S. Army Forces Far East. He was captured and died Dec. 10, 1942, in a Japanese prisoner of war camp in the Philippine Islands.

Brooks will be interred at Hill Grove Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery in Mammoth Cave on Sunday at 11 a.m.

The governor asks that all government office buildings, businesses, agencies and individuals take part in the lowering of their flags to half-staff in honor of this Kentucky hero.