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Hickman soldier killed overseas

Flags at half-staff in memory of Hickman soldier killed overseas

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Hickman, NE - Flags will be flown at half-staff in memory of Staff Sgt. Benjamin G. Prange who was killed last Thursday in Afghanistan.

The Mayor of Hickman, Doug Hanson, has requested permission from Governor Dave Heineman to lower the flags in Hickman to half-staff. Flags can be flown half-staff July 28 to August 4.

“The death of Staff Sgt. Benjamin G. Prange is a great loss to our community and country. Our thoughts are with the family of Staff Sgt. Prange and we offer any assistance the City of Hickman can provide.”        -Mayor Doug Hanson


FORT CARSON, Colo. (AP) _ Two soldiers based at Fort Carson were killed when their vehicle was hit by an improvised explosive device in Afghanistan. The Department of Defense says 30-year-old Staff Sgt. Benjamin G. Prange, of Hickman, Nebraska; and 19-year-old Pfc. Keith M. Williams, of Visalia, California, were killed in Kandahar Province on Thursday. They were assigned to the 1st Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division at Fort Carson.

The Defense Department did not release any other information.

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