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Flags At Half-Staff To Honor Fallen Fort Campbell Soldier

FRANKFORT, Ky. (LEX 18)– Flags across the state will fly at half-staff Thursday in honor of a Fort Campbell soldier who was killed on assignment.

28-year-old Private Michael Thomason died in a non-combat mission in Syria last month.

The Detroit native was a member of Fort Campbell’s 101st airborne division.

He was the second member of that division to die in a 10 day period.

Richmond native Specialist Ryan Dennis Orin Riley died days before in a non-combat related incident in Iraq.

Thomason will be laid to rest Thursday in Michigan with full military honors.

Alexia Walters

Alexia Walters

Alexia is the Sunrise Digital Content Producer. She has been with the company since April 2017.
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