Idaho flags at half-staff for firefighter, soldier

Idaho flags at half-staff for firefighter, soldier

BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Idaho plans to fly flags at state government buildings at half-staff on Saturday, to honor a firefighter and a soldier who were recently killed in the line of duty.

Anne Veseth, a 20-year-old Moscow woman, died when a tree fell and struck her on Sunday while she was working to contain a wildfire near Orofino.

And 22-year-old Spc. Ethan J. Martin of Bonners Ferry and Lewiston died on Aug. 7 in Afghanistan after being wounded by small-arms fire when his unit was attacked.

Veseth and Martin are being interred by their families on Saturday.

Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter's spokesman Mark Warbis said on Wednesday that the lowered flags would honor Veseth and Martin and their sacrifices.