Flags are flying at half-staff at state office buildings today in honor of Army Pvt. Brandon T. Pickering, 21, of Fort Thomas.
A Highlands High School graduate, Pvt. Pickering was wounded in fighting in Afghanistan April 8 when his unit was attacked with small arms fire and a rocket-propelled grenade in Wardak province.
He died two days later at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany.
Pvt. Pickering was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 4th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division in Fort Polk, La.
Funeral services were scheduled for this morning at the Bank of Kentucky Center at Northern Kentucky University with burial at Alexandria Cemetery in Alexandria.
We honor Pvt. Pickering's courage and sacrifice.