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FRANKFORT, Ky. – Governor Steve Beshear today recognized the sacrifice of a Fort Campbell solider who died while supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

According to the Department of Defense, Pfc. Matthew H. Walker, 20, of Hillsboro, Missouri, died June 5 in Paktika province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when his unit was attacked by enemy fire.

He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, Kentucky.

The Governor will order flags at all state office buildings be lowered to half-staff from sunrise to sunset on the day of Pfc. Walker’s interment, for which arrangements are still pending.

Kentucky flag status information is available at http://governor.ky.gov/Pages/flagstatus.aspx.

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