FORT HOOD — The family of Sgt. James Johnston came to Fort Hood Tuesday and were presented with a Texas flag that had flown over the capitol to honor Johnston, who died in combat in Afghanistan last week.

State Rep. Brad Buckley, R-Salado, presented the flag to the family and had a conversation with them.

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We have soldiers that have gave the ultimate sacrifice in the war in Iraq and Afghanistan, and the flag of their state has not been flown half staff. Was this soldier so special that he deserves even the Texas Flag. What about the ones that died during the crossing on a rainy day. and none of the had a state flag presented to their family.

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