Conn. Gov. orders flags at half-staff for soldier

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HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) -- Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is calling for flags to be flown at half-staff Tuesday to honor a 21-year-old Connecticut-born soldier native killed in Afghanistan.

The Democratic governor made the announcement Monday evening.

Flags will be flown at half-staff from sunrise to sunset Tuesday in honor of Army Specialist Philip C.S. Schiller who was killed last week while he was on patrol. His father lives in Connecticut.

Schiller was part of the 1st Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division out of Joint Base Lewis-McChord near Tacoma, Washington. He will be buried in Texas, where he recently lived in the Dallas suburb of The Colony.