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Flags lowered Sunday in honor of Frank Brooks, Kentuckian who died a POW in World War II

By: - September 29, 2023 4:59 pm

U.S. Army Pfc. Thomas Franklin “Frank” Brooks (Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency)

Gov. Andy Beshear has ordered flags at all state buildings lowered to half-staff from sunrise to sunset Sunday, Oct. 1, in honor of a Kentucky soldier who died in World War II, but whose remains were only identified this summer.

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. Read more here.

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

Beshear encourages all individuals, businesses, organizations and government agencies to join in this tribute of lowering the flag to honor Brooks. Additional flag status information is available at governor.ky.gov/flag-status.

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