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TOMAH, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin soldier who died while scuba diving in Hawaii will be buried Monday in Tomah with military honors.

Thirty-two-year-old Army Sgt. Chester Stoda of Black River Falls died Sept. 2 while on recreational leave from duties in support of the war in Afghanistan. Stoda entered active duty in 2008 and was deployed in December 2010. He was assigned to the 8th Engineer Battalion, 36th Engineer Brigade at Fort Hood, Texas.

The La Crosse Tribune reports flags at National Guard armories and other state buildings have been lowered Monday in honor of Stoda.

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