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Honor for Wisconsin soldier killed in Afghanistan

PESHTIGO (AP) -- Flags at Wisconsin National Guard armories, air bases and other facilities throughout the state will fly at half-staff today in honor of a Peshtigo soldier killed in Afghanistan.

The state Department of Military Affairs announced the order honoring 19-year-old Army Pvt. Steven Drees. He was injured June 24 in an attack that involved small-arms fire and a rocket-propelled grenade launcher. He died four days later.

His funeral is scheduled at Peshtigo High School, where he graduated last year.

Online Reporter: Donnie Forti

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