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Flags At Half Staff For Soldier Killed During Ninth Deployment

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LANSING (WWJ) - Flags are flying at half staff in Michigan Monday in honor of a Michigan native killed in Afghanistan.

Army Staff Sergeant Ergin Osman, of Harrison Township, was killed by an improvised explosive device along with five other soldiers in Afghanistan last month.

The 35-year-old had served in the Marines for 10 years before joining the Army and was on his ninth deployment when he was killed, according to his mother.

Osman is also survived by his wife and two sons from a previous marriage.

He is expected to be buried in Great Lakes National Cemetery in Holly.

Governor Rick Snyder says he’ll be remembered as a brave hero who served our country with pride and honor.

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