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Flags at half staff for fallen Fort Drum soldier

Flags are being flown at half staff across the state on Wednesday in honor of a Fort Drum soldier who was killed in Afghanistan.
Syracuse (WSYR-TV) – Flags are being flown at half staff across the state on Wednesday in honor of a Fort Drum soldier who was killed in Afghanistan.

24-year-old Staff Sergeant Michael Ollis of Staten Island died when his unit was attacked by insurgents back in August.

Ollis joined the army in 2006 and arrived at Fort Drum in 2011.

He was serving his third deployment to Afghanistan.

He is survived by his mother and father.

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