Flags at half staff Thursday to honor Renton sailor
OLYMPIA, Wash. -- You may have noticed flags on many buildings at half staff Thursday. Governor Chris Gregoire ordered flags at all Washington state buildings to be flown at half-staff Thursday in memory of Navy sailor Jarod Newlove of Renton who was killed in Afghanistan. The 25-year-old and another sailor were killed July 23rd while driving alone nearly 60 miles from their base in territory controlled by the Taliban. A candlelight vigil was held Tuesday night for Newlove at a Chief Sealth High School in West Seattle where he was remembered for playing sports.