Assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky.;
Incident: Army Pfc. Shane D. Penley died April 6 at Patrol Base Copper, Iraq, from wounds sustained while on duty at a guard post.
Governor orders flags lowered to honor fallen soldier
The Associated Press
FRANKFORT, Ky. — Kentucky’s governor has directed that flags at all state office buildings be lowered to half-staff in honor of a Fort Campbell soldier who died in Iraq.
The Department of Defense says 19-year-old Shane D. Penley from Sauk Village, Ill., died Sunday at a patrol base from wounds suffered while on duty at a guard post. The military says the incident is under investigation.
Penley was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division at Fort Campbell, a sprawling Army post on the Kentucky-Tennessee line.
He entered the Army in June 2007 and arrived at Fort Campbell in…