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Tuesday, January 20, 2009
GOV. RITTER ORDERS FLAGS LOWERED TO HONOR COLORADO SOLDIER KILLED IN IRAQ
Gov.Bill Ritterhas ordered allU.S.andColoradoflags lowered to half-staff on state and federal buildings inColoradoon Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2009, in honor of Army Staff Sgt. Justin L. Bauer.
The 24-year-old soldier from Berthoud was killed Jan. 10 inBaghdad. Bauer was a paratrooper assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division, based atFort Bragg,N.C.He was awarded the Bronze Star, the Purple Heart, the Combat Infantryman Badge and the Army Commendation Medal.
Bauer was a 2002 graduate ofBerthoudHigh Schooland had served as a firefighter with the Berthoud Fire Protection District.