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Archive for Friday, October 8, 2010

Kansas flies flags at half-staff for fallen Wichita soldier

October 8, 2010

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— Gov. Mark Parkinson has ordered flags to be lowered across Kansas in honor of a soldier from Wichita who was killed in Afghanistan.

Flags will be lowered Friday from sunup to sundown in honor of Sgt. Justin Officer. The 26-year-old soldier was killed Sept. 29 in combat when a roadside bomb exploded.

Officer served with the 1st Squadron, 75th Cavalry Regiment of the 101st Airborne Division out of Fort Campbell, Ky. He is survived by his mother and father.

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