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Ark. governor: Flags to fly at half-staff for vet

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Gov. Mike Beebe says U.S. and Arkansas flags will be flown at half-staff to honor a veteran whose remains were returned for burial after his Marine Corps helicopter was shot down more than three decades ago.

Beebe proclaimed that flags will be flown at half-staff on Thursday to honor Marine Corps Pfc. James R. Maxwell of Conway County.

The governor's proclamation says that Maxwell's remains were returned to Arkansas for burial this week after his Marine Corps helicopter was shot down off the coast of Cambodia in 1975.

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