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Army Spc. Joseph T. Caron

Died April 11, 2010 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom

21, of Tacoma, Wash.; assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C.; died April 11 in Char Bagh, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when insurgents attacked his unit using an improvised explosive device.

Washington flags lowered for slain soldier

The Associated Press

OLYMPIA, Wash. — Gov. Chris Gregoire has directed agencies to lower flags at state buildings to half staff April 15 in memory of a Washington soldier killed April 11 by an improvised bomb in Afghanistan.

Joseph T. Caron was a 21-year-old native of Roy who graduated in 2007 from Washington High School in Parkland. He was a member of a combat team from Fort Bragg, N.C.

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