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Flags to be lowered for slain Georgia soldier

29-year-old Staff Sergeant Dustin Wright of Lyons was part of a joint U.S. and Nigerien train, advise and assist mission and was killed by hostile gun fire north of the town of Niamey while on reconnaissance patrol October 4. / Photo: MGN Online and Governor Nathan Deal

Flags will be flown at half staff on government buildings Friday in honor of a Georgia soldier killed serving in Niger.

29-year-old Staff Sergeant Dustin Wright of Lyons was part of a joint U.S. and Nigerien train, advise and assist mission and was killed by hostile gun fire north of the town of Niamey while on reconnaissance patrol October 4.

Wright was a member of the 3rd Special Forces Group from Fort Bragg North Carolina.

Two other Army commandos were killed and two more injured during the incident.


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