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Flags lowered in Md. in memory of soldier

Friday - 1/13/2012, 5:31am  ET

ANNAPOLIS, Md. - Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley has ordered that the United States and state flags be flown at half-staff in memory of a soldier killed in Afghanistan.

O'Malley ordered the flags be lowered on Friday from sunrise to sunset in memory of Army Spc. Ronald Wildrick Jr. of Woodsboro, Md. The 30-year-old soldier was killed Dec. 11 by a roadside bomb in Kunar province.

A service was held Thursday in Woodsboro and Wildrick's remains will be buried Friday at Arlington National Cemetery.


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