BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - An Alabama soldier based in Afghanistan says he's received a state flag promised by Gov. Robert Bentley after his initial request was refused.
Army Sgt. 1st Class Howard J. Blake Jr. says the white & red flag was accompanied by a certificate of recognition and a personal note from Bentley.
Blake sent The Associated Press an email that includes photos of a state flag flying at a base in Afghanistan.
Blake asked the governor's office for a state flag during the summer, but his request was refused because of the cost.