soldier death

Sgt. James G. Johnston, explosive ordnance disposal specialist, 79th Ordnance Battalion (Explosive Ordnance Disposal)

Texas and U.S. flags will be lowered to half staff today in Bell and Coryell counties in honor of Sgt. James G. Johnston, the Fort Hood soldier killed in action last week in Afghanistan, a spokesman for Gov. Abbott confirmed Monday.

John Wittman from the governor’s office said the Bell County judge reached out to the office and requested the county be allowed to lower its flags. The request was approved and all flags in Bell County will be lowered from when the flags are raised to sunset. Coryell County was added to the order later Monday. | 254-501-7554

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