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Flags to be flown at half-staff Friday to honor fallen soldier

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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