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Flags fly at half staff in honor of Brockport soldier

Posted at: 12/20/2012 3:58 AM
Updated at: 12/20/2012 8:25 AM

Governor Andrew Cuomo has ordered flags on all state government buildings to be flown at half-staff on Thursday in honor of a local fallen soldier.

Army Staff Sergeant Nicholas Reid, 26 of Brockport, died after a bomb attacked his unit in Afghanistan.

The Defense Department says Reid was wounded December 9 by an improvised explosive device.

Reid enlisted in the Army in 2006. He served with the 53rd Ordnance Company of the 3rd Ordnance Battalion, and had been deployed from Joint Base Lewis-McChord, in Washington.

This was his second deployment to Afghanistan.