WOODBURY, Minn. (AP) — A young Marine who lost his life while serving in Afghanistan will be laid to rest Monday.

Gov. Mark Dayton has ordered all U.S. and state flags to be flown at half-staff in honor of Sgt. Ian Williams McConnell. The 24-year-old Marine from Woodbury was part of the explosive ordnance disposal and was killed July 6. McConnell had recently been accepted into the Marine’s Special Operations Command.

A funeral will be held Monday morning at The Episcopal Church of the Ascension in Stillwater.

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Comments (3)
  1. Norge says:

    God Bless his family in their hour of sorrow. And would “Cco please hire/consult someone who is military ‘proficient’ in the use of words and terms!! When ever ‘Cco writes these sad articles they are so rife with glaring terminology and unit errors that it’s embarrassinng to admit they are our local US based news organization. Couldn’t have anything to do with them all being so liberal that they were all too good to serve because “they got into college” or “don’t support the war” or other liberal hogwash..would it? “Cco goes out of its way to appear culturally divierse, yet how many vets do they have working there….I’ve only heard of one who is a ‘techie’, (so much for true diversity). “Cco..please get someone with a military background to proof-check your stories about the deaths of our servicemen and spare the families the ebarrassment of mis-discribing their loved ones units, mission and job. Your ignorance of our military is a disgrace….but I noticed that you got Daytons time and appearence at Camp McCoy down perfect…..your political bias is showing as well as your disdain for servicemen. You’re an embarrassment to patriots…oh..sorry I forgot that that is media -code for right-wing-radical…my bad.

    1. MnMom says:

      WCCO reported only the information contained in the pubilc obituary. The point is this young marine died in the line of duty, give your sympathies and leave it at that.

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