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Governor Kitzhaber orders flags at half-staff in memory of Oregon soldier

August 22, 2012
Flags to be lowered Saturday, August 25, 2012, in honor of United States Army Private First Class Andrew Keller 
(Salem, OR) — Governor Kitzhaber today ordered all flags at public institutions to be flown at half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Saturday, August 25, 2012, in honor of Private First Class Andrew Keller. 

“PFC Keller was a proud Oregonian and a dedicated soldier,” said Governor Kitzhaber. “His death is tragic and he will be missed by many, but his legacy will not be forgotten. I ask all Oregonians to pause this Saturday to recognize his selfless service.”

PFC Keller, 22, of Tigard, Oregon, died August 15th, in Charkh, Afghanistan when enemy forces attacked his unit with small arms fire. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team, Caserma Ederle, Vicenza, Italy.  
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