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Flags lowered Tuesday for Washington soldier

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - Gov. Chris Gregoire has directed that state flags fly at half staff Tuesday for a Washington soldier who was killed Sunday in Afghanistan.

The Defense Department says 40-year-old Master Sgt. Mark W. Coleman was killed by an improvised bomb. He was a member of the 1st Special Forces Group at Joint Base Lewis-McChord. Coleman grew up on a farm near Centerville in Klickitat County and leaves parents who live at Goldendale.

 

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