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Flags lowered for slain Port Orchard soldier

Post by Stacey Mulick / The News Tribune on June 2, 2011 at 2:22 am with No Comments »
June 1, 2011 12:30 pm

The flags at all state agencies will be lowered today in honor of a 21-year-old soldier from Port Orchard who died last month while fighting in Afghanistan.

U.S. Army Spc. Adam Patton died May 26 after an improvised explosive device detonated near him. He was one of six soldiers killed in the incident.

Gov. Chris Gregoire has ordered that flags remain at half-staff until the end of business today or first thing Friday morning.

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