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Army Capt. James D. Nehl
Died November 9, 2012 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom
37, of Gardiner, Ore.; assigned to 2nd Battalion, 16th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kan.; died Nov. 9 in Ghazni province, Afghanistan, of wounds caused by small-arms fire.
Governor orders flags at half-staff for soldier
The Associated Press
SALEM, Ore. — Governor John Kitzhaber has ordered flags at public institutions to be flown at half-staff Monday in honor of Army Capt. James Nehl (NEE-ul).
The 37-year-old Nehl died last week while conducting combat operations in southeastern Afghanistan. He was from Gardiner in Douglas County and had been based at Fort Riley, Kan.
Kitzhaber said in a statement that Nehl's commitment to his nation is inspiring, yet his death is a tragic loss and a reminder of the burden our military and their families continue to bear.