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Army Staff Sgt. Jordan L. Bear
Died March 1, 2012 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom
25, of Denver, assigned to 2nd Battalion, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C.; died March 1 of wounds caused by small-arms fire in Zharay, Kandahar province, Afghanistan. Also killed in the incident was Pfc. Payton A. Jones.
Flags lowered in memory of fallen Bragg soldier
The Associated Press
DENVER — Gov. John Hickenlooper has ordered flags on public buildings statewide be lowered to half-staff on March 13 in honor of Army Staff Sgt. Jordan L. Bear, who was killed in an attack on his base in Afghanistan.
Bear's funeral will be held March 13 at the All Saints Roman Catholic Church in Denver.
The 25-year-old was one of two soldiers killed in the March 1 attack. U.S. and Afghan officials say Bear and 19-year-old Pfc. Payton A. Jones, of Marble Falls, Texas, were killed on a joint U.S.-Afghan base by two Afghan soldiers and an Afghan civilian literacy instructor.
They were assigned to the 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, at Fort Bragg, N.C.