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Funeral Services Monday For Slain Mich. Soldier

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(credit: U.S. Department of the Army)

(credit: U.S. Department of the Army)

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CORUNNA, Mich. (AP) - Funeral services will be held Monday at Corunna High School for a mid-Michigan soldier killed by shrapnel after insurgents in Afghanistan tossed an explosive over a base wall.

Army Pfc. Shane Cantu of Corunna died Aug. 28.

The 20-year-old was a member of the Army 1st Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team. He had been stationed in Germany and Italy before transferring to Afghanistan a month before he was killed.

Cantu was a starter on the Corunna High School football team, graduating in 2010. He also attended Adrian College.

Gov. Rick Snyder ordered that U.S. flags within the state Capitol Complex in Lansing and at state buildings, grounds and facilities throughout Michigan be lowered Monday to half-staff in Cantu’s honor.

Flags will be returned to full-staff Wednesday.

(© Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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