Gov. Jennifer Granholm has ordered flags to be flown at half-staff statewide on the day of the funeral for a soldier from Michigan who died after being wounded in an attack in Afghanistan.
Flags are to be lowered Wednesday in honor of 20-year-old Army Spc. Joseph T. Prentler, who died Oct. 4 in Mama Kariz after insurgents attacked his military vehicle using an improvised explosive device.READ MORE: State Fears Confusion After Michigan Restaurant Wins In Dining Ban Case
Prentler is from Fenwick, about 32 miles northeast of Grand Rapids. His funeral service was to take place at Greenville Community Church, with burial to follow at Fort Custer National Cemetery in Augusta.READ MORE: MSU Police Find Body That Is Believed To Be Brendan Santo In Red Cedar River
Prentler was known as “Joey.” He was assigned to the 3rd Squadron, 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment based in Vilseck, Germany.MORE NEWS: Michigan Prisons Follows CDC, Allows COVID-Positive Staff To Work After 5 Days With Mild Symptoms
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