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Family calls for all GA government buildings to fly American flag

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SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) -

A Third ID Ranger lost his life in Afghanistan. Now his mother is fighting for a resolution for the state of Georgia.

The measure would require all government buildings fly an American flag. 

An American flag flies over Savannah City Hall and the Chatham County Courthouse. But the flag is not flying over all government buildings in Georgia.

In the summer of 2010, hundreds lined the streets of downtown Savannah to say goodbye to 22-year-old Sgt. Johnathan Peney of Marietta, GA.

The medic was assigned to the First Battalion 75th Ranger Regiment at Hunter Army Airfield. He was killed in combat June 1 in Afghanistan trying to help a fellow Ranger.

Now Peney's mother wants to see the American flag flown over all government buildings in the state. Georgia lawmaker Rep. Josh Clark (R-Buford) is helping her with the initiative. 

Peney's mother hopes to lead in the effort to get the resolution passed.

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