Gov. Jennifer Granholm has ordered flags to be flown at half-staff statewide for a Marine from southwestern Michigan who died while supporting combat operations in Afghanistan.

Flags are to be lowered Tuesday in honor of 22-year-old Sgt. Anthony D. Matteoni of Union City. His funeral is that day at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Kalamazoo. Burial will follow in Augusta.

Matteoni died Oct. 1 in Helmand province.

He was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force at Camp Lejeune, N.C.
  
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