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Flags at half-staff in Connecticut in Honor of Soldier Killed at Ft. Gordon.

Flags were lowered this morning for a soldier killed by lightning last month during training exercises at Fort Gordon.

Sgt. 1st Class Michael D. Clark of Bolton, Connecticut had served for 22 years on active duty and as an Army reservist.  The 41-year-old Clark and nine other soldiers were injured during a lightning strike at a training area on the installation.  Clark died as a result of his injuries.  The others were treated at Eisenhower Army Medical Center.

Clark had deployed four times to Iraq and Afghanistan as part of a medical unit, the 933rd Forward Resuscitative Surgical Company.

Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont ordered all U.S. and state flags lowered to half-staff starting at sunrise this morning and ending at sunset Thursday in honor of Clark.