ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Gov. Mark Dayton has ordered U.S. and Minnesota flags lowered to half-staff Friday to honor a Minnesota soldier killed in Iraq.

Twenty-year-old Spc. Emilio Campo Jr. will be laid to rest in his hometown of Madelia. Dayton is scheduled to attend Campo’s funeral.

Campo was a 20-year-old medic who joined the U.S. Army to pursue his dream of becoming a doctor. He was one of five soldiers who died June 6 in a rocket attack.

His funeral is scheduled for 1 p.m. Friday at St. Mary’s Church in Madelia.

Burial will take place at Calvary Cemetery in Madelia following the funeral.

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Comments (7)
  1. Kieron says:

    Cue the Conservative Republican nitpicky fault-finding about *something* concerning this matter, in 3, 2, 1…

    1. Whitey Fjord says:

      It’s sad that you would pick an article about a soldier’s death to spew your political hatred. Show the man some respect and take it somewhere else.

      1. Kieron says:

        If the shoe fits, Whitey m’dear…

  2. Jason says:

    I was thinking the same thing about the demagogs.

  3. T says:

    As I look around from my 11th floor office on 494 and France I don’t see one flag lowered. I guess the best way to deal with Dayton is to just ignore him.

  4. Drunken Dissed Orderly says:

    Fuddrucker’s is a single story building, and your tables are asking for their appetizers…

  5. American Woman says:

    Bless this soldier and his friends and family. We all are saddened by his death. Please bring our troops home as soon as possible. Thanks you.

    Cpl E Powell, USMC

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