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Flags to be lowered in honor of fallen soldier


Gov. Sam Brownback has ordered flags to be flown at half-staff from sun-up to sundown Saturday in honor of Sgt. 1st Class Trenton L. Rhea, who died Tuesday while deployed to Kandahar Province, Afghanistan.

"I would like to offer my deepest sympathies to Sgt. 1st Class Rhea's wife Leah, their three children, and to his entire family," Brownback said. "Sgt. 1st Class Rhea's service to and sacrifice for his country will never be forgotten."

Rhea, a resident of Liberty, Mo., was a native of Oakley.