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Army Pfc. Jackie L. Diener II

Died November 21, 2011 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom


20, of Boyne City, Mich., assigned to 3rd Squadron, 71st Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, N.Y.; died Nov. 21 in Mandowza, Kandahar province, Afghanistan, of wounds caused by enemy small-arms fire.



N.Y., Michigan lower flags for fallen Drum soldier

The Associated Press

BOYNE CITY, Mich. — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder have ordered flags in their respective states lowered for a soldier from northern Michigan who was killed in Afghanistan.

Army Pvt. Jackie L. Diener II, 20, of Boyne City was based at Fort Drum, N.Y. Cuomo said flags should be lowered Nov. 29 in his honor. Synder said flags in Michigan will be lowered Dec. 9.

The Pentagon said Diener died Nov. 21 in Kandahar province after insurgents attacked his unit with small arms fire.

Diener was part of 3rd Squadron, 71st Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division.

Diener enlisted in March and was deployed to Afghanistan in September, according to WWTV/WWUP. He was a 2009 graduate of Boyne City High School.

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