Private First Class David R. Jones, Jr. of Saint Johnsville, N.Y. died of injuries sustained in a non-combat incident on October 24, 2010 in Baghdad, Iraq.
Governor David A. Paterson has directed that flags on state government buildings be flown at half-staff on Friday in honor of Jones, Jr.
Private First Class Jones, Jr. was assigned to the 2nd Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, based at Fort Hood, Texas.
"On behalf of all New Yorkers I join the friends, family and fellow soldiers of Private First Class Jones in mourning his death," Governor Paterson said. "This fine, young man died while in service to his comrades and his country. Though we mourn his passing, we will honor his service, his dedication and his memory."