West Virginia Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin is ordering all U.S. flags and state flags to be lowered to half-staff today in memory of Andrew Martin Harper of Maidsville.

Private First Class Harper passed away on March 11th as results of injuries sustained in an all terrain vehicle accident while serving in Afghanistan. He had started his second tour of duty last June.

Harper is survived by his mother and father, his stepfather, a sister, brother and stepsister and many other family members. He was 19 years old.