New York State honors fallen soldier

Posted at: 10/09/2012 3:30 AM
Updated at: 10/09/2012 10:57 AM

Flags on state buildings will be flown at half-staff today to honor a local soldier killed in Afghanistan.

Officials say 29 year old Army Sergeant Daniel Metcalfe of Penfield was killed when enemy forces attacked his unit.

In a statement, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo says he extends his sympathy and condolences to the family, friends and fellow soldiers of Sergeant Metcalfe.

Metcalfe leaves behind a wife and three children.

Close to two hundred people gathered in Macedon last week to say goodbye to the fallen soldier.