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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Gov. Terry McAuliffe is ordering the Virginia flag be flown at half-staff over the state Capitol in honor of World War II veteran Glenwood Elmo Hankins.

McAuliffe's office says the flag shall be lowered at sunrise on Thursday and remain at half-staff until sunset. Local, state and federal buildings in Martinsville also are being encouraged to fly the flag at half-staff.

According to an obituary on the Collins-McKee-Stone Funeral Home website, the Pittsylvania County native died Feb. 7 at age 92.

After graduating from Martinsville High School in 1940, Hankins enlisted in the Virginia National Guard. During World War II he was sent to England and later took part in the D-Day landings in Normandy.

Glenwood was awarded the Purple Heart and also received the Bronze Star.

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