Flags at Half Staff For Fallen Soldier 

Governor John Baldacci has directed that the United States flag and the State of Maine flag be flown at half-staff from sunrise to sunset Thursday in remembrance and honor of Private First Class Jordan M. Brochu.The 20-year-old from Oakland died August 31st after enemies attacked his unit with explosives.Brochu’s family moved to Maine his senior year and he attended Lake Region High School where he played football, qualified for the state track meet as a discus thrower, and was involved in culinary arts.Brochu joined the military last August and was sent to Afghanistan in July.It was his first deployment.The funeral service is planned for 9 o’clock Thursday morning at the Faith Evangelical Free Church study, in Waterville.