Flags at half-staff for fallen Ark. soldier

LITTLE ROCK (AP) - Gov. Mike Beebe says U.S. and Arkansas flags will be flown at half-staff to honor a Cabot soldier who was killed this month in Afghanistan.

Beebe proclaimed that flags will be flown at half-staff on Saturday to honor Sgt. Jason Swindle.

The Department of Defense says 24-year-old Swindle died on Sept. 20 from injuries suffered when he was hit by enemy small arms fire.

The governor's proclamation says Swindle has a son and another baby on the way.

Swindle was assigned to 1st Battalion, 64th Armor Regiment, 2nd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Ga.

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