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SALUTING THE BRAVE: Flags Lowered Today For Longview Soldier

LONGVIEW, Wash. (AP) - Gov. Chris Gregoire has directed that flags at state buildings be lowered to half-staff today in memory of a Longview soldier who died Dec. 20 while serving in Afghanistan.

A celebration of life will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Kelso Eagles for 21-year-old Mikayla A. Bragg. The Army specialist was shot while on guard duty. A military memorial service was held Dec. 29 at Fort Knox, Ky.

The Daily News reports Bragg's father and stepmother, Steven and Amber Bragg, live in Longview. Her mother, Sheyanne Baker, lives in Shelton

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