Flags ordered lowered today for soldier from Plainwell

Gov. Rick Snyder has ordered U.S. flags to be lowered to half-staff in honor of a 23-year-old Army private from Plainwell killed in Afghanistan's Kunar province. The order is for today, the day of Thomas Allers' funeral. The military said Allers was killed May 23 along with three others by an improvised explosive device. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 27th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division based at Schofield Barracks in Hawaii.
AP Wire
Jun 9, 2011

A funeral service for Allers is today at the Plainwell High School auditorium. The public was invited to line the streets for a procession after the service.

Allers has received many awards, including the Bronze Star Medal and the Purple Heart.
 

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