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Posted: Monday, October 15, 2012 6:49 am

An Arizona soldier was killed in the line of duty Saturday.

Gov. Jan Brewer ordered flags to be flown at half-mast Sunday at state buildings to honor Sgt. 1st Class Ryan J. Savard, 29, of Sierra Vista. According to a release from the governor's office, Savard died Saturday when his patrol came under fire in Afghanistan.

“Sgt. 1st Class Savard was serving in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. He had been assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, U.S. Army Special Operations Command, and was based in Fort Bragg, N.C.," Brewer said in her release. "State flags will again be lowered on the day of his interment, for which services are pending.”

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