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Dayton orders flags flown at half-staff in honor of fallen Lengby, Minn., soldier

In honor and remembrance of Sgt. Matthew Allen Harmon, Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton has ordered all U.S. flags and Minnesota flags to be flown at half-staff at all state and federal buildings in the state from sunrise until sunset today.

In honor and remembrance of Sgt. Matthew Allen Harmon, Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton has ordered all U.S. flags and Minnesota flags to be flown at half-staff at all state and federal buildings in the state from sunrise until sunset today.

Harmon, 29, Lengby, was killed Sunday in Afghanistan. Harmon was a 2000 graduate of Fosston High School, and enlisted in the United States Army in 2004. Stationed in Germany, Sergeant Harmon completed two tours of duty in Iraq and recently was deployed to Afghanistan as a member of the 1st Battalion, 2nd Infantry Regiment, 172nd Infantry Brigade.

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