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Ky. flags will be flown at half staff in honor of Tollesboro soldier

Christopher Wright (Source: Lewis County High School) Christopher Wright (Source: Lewis County High School)

FRANKFORT, KY (FOX19) – Gov. Steve Beshear has directed that flags at all state office buildings be lowered to half-staff on Saturday, Aug. 28, 2010 in honor of a Kentucky native solider who died while supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

Spc. Christopher S. Wright, 23, of Tollesboro, Ky., died Aug. 19 in Pech, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when insurgents attacked his unit using small arms fire.  He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, Hunter Army Air Field, Ga.

Funeral services for Spc. Wright will be held on Aug. 28 at 11 a.m. at Tollesboro Christian Church in Tollesboro, Ky.  Burial services will immediately follow at East Fork Cemetery in Tollesboro. His visitation will be Friday from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the same location.

Gov. Beshear has directed that flags at all state office buildings be lowered to half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Saturday.

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