Why Is The Flag At Half Staff?

South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley has requested that ALL flags in South Carolina be flown at half staff on Thursday, Friday and until sundown on Saturday in honor of Captain James E. Chaffin, III of West Columbia.


Captain Chaffin, 27, died Tuesday, April 1st, at Kandahar, Afghanistan. According to the Department of Defense he died due to a non combat related incident. He served in Afghanistan with Headquarters Company, 3rd Battalion, 319th Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division.


The funeral for Captain Chaffin is scheduled for 3:00pm Saturday at Mt. Hebron United Methodist Church, West Columbia.