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Army Spc. Ethan J. Martin

Died August 7, 2012 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom

22, of Lewiston, Idaho; assigned to 1st Squadron, 40th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska; died Aug. 7 in Koragay, Afghanistan, of wounds caused by small-arms fire.

Idaho flags at half-staff for firefighter, soldier

The Associated Press

BOISE, Idaho — Idaho plans to fly flags at state government buildings at half-staff on Saturday to honor a firefighter and a soldier who were recently killed in the line of duty.

Anne Veseth, a 20-year-old Moscow woman, died when a tree fell and struck her on Sunday while she was working to contain a wildfire near Orofino.

And 22-year-old Spc. Ethan J. Martin of Bonners Ferry and Lewiston died Aug. 7 in Afghanistan after being wounded by small-arms fire when his unit was attacked.

Veseth and Martin are being interred by their families on Saturday.

Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter's spokesman Mark Warbis said on Wednesday that the lowered flags would honor Veseth and Martin and their sacrifices.

Funeral for soldier from northern Idaho set Saturday

The Associated Press

BONNERS FERRY, Idaho — Officials with the Army say the remains of a soldier slain in Afghanistan will be returned home to northern Idaho on Friday.

Twenty-two-year-old Spc. Ethan J. Martin was killed by enemy fire Aug. 7. A news release from the Army says Martin's remains will arrive at the Sandpoint Airport at 10 a.m. Friday, and the Army will hold a ceremony there to transfer the remains to Martin's family.

A funeral for Martin will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Bonners Ferry High School, with interment to follow at Paradise Valley Cemetery. The funeral and interment are open to the public.

Martin joined the Army in 2009. He was based in Alaska's Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, and his 3,500-soldier brigade went to Afghanistan in December.

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