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Elkhart Mayor & Governor order flags at half-staff for fallen soldier

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Elkhart Mayor Dick Moore and Governor Mike Pence are honoring a local soldier killed in Afghanistan.

We first told you on Wednesday that Staff Sergeant Jesse Williams was killed in a helicopter crash.  Williams, along with five other soldiers, died when their Black Hawk UH-60 went down in Zabul province.

Mayor Moore has ordered flags to half-staff beginning Monday morning, where they will remain until after his burial.  Governor Pence has also ordered flags at state buildings in the county to be flown at half-staff.

Moore spoke with Williams's mother Saturday.  Moore says, "Sergeant Williams was one who drew a line in the sand in defense of his Country and to free other people from tyranny, terror and oppression. We recognize the cost and how much we owe to Sergeant Williams and his family."

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