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U.S., Md. Flags Lowered To Honor Baltimore Soldier

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland and U.S. flags will be lowered to honor a soldier from Baltimore who was killed while serving in Afghanistan.

Gov. Martin O’Malley has ordered the flags be flown at half-staff on Thursday from sunrise to sunset in memory of Spc. Jameel T. Freeman.

Freeman, 26, was one of five soldiers killed on Aug. 11 when a bomb detonated near their vehicle in Kandahar province.

The soldiers were based at Fort Drum, N.Y. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo directed that flags on state government buildings be flown at half-staff on Aug. 17 to honor the five soldiers.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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