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The Latest: Body of fallen soldier returns to Colorado

April 3, 2019
Family members pay their respects to Sgt. 1st Class Will Lindsay during a transfer ceremony, Wednesday, April 3, 2019, at Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado Springs, Colo. Lindsay, a member of the Second Battalion of the 10th Special Forces Group, died on March 22 as a result of injuries he suffered during combat operations in Kunduz Province. (Christian Murdock/The Gazette via AP)

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — The Latest on a Colorado soldier killed in Afghanistan (all times local):

2:50 p.m.

The body of a soldier killed in Afghanistan has been returned to Colorado.

The body of 33-year-old Sgt. 1st Class Will Lindsay of Cortez arrived at Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado Springs Wednesday afternoon. Police escorted the motorcade through the city and firefighters saluted as it drove past.

Gov. Jared Polis has ordered that United States and Colorado flags on state buildings be lowered to half-staff to honor Lindsay through Tuesday when a memorial service will be held at Fort Carson.

Lindsay, a member of the Second Battalion of the 10th Special Forces Group, died on March 22 as a result of injuries he suffered during combat operations in Kunduz Province. Another Fort Carson soldier, Spc. Joseph P. Collette, 29, of Lancaster, Ohio, was also killed.

Lindsay is survived by a wife and four daughters.

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10:25 a.m.

Flags are lowered across Colorado as the body of a Fort Carson soldier killed in Afghanistan is returned to his home state.

The body of 33-year-old Sgt. 1st Class Will Lindsay of Cortez is set to arrive in Colorado Springs on Wednesday.

Gov. Jared Polis has ordered that United States and Colorado flags on state buildings be lowered to half-staff through Tuesday, when a memorial service will be held at Fort Carson.

Lindsay, a member of the Second Battalion of the 10th Special Forces Group, died on March 22 as a result of injuries he suffered during combat operations in Kunduz Province. Another Fort Carson soldier, Spc. Joseph P. Collette, 29, of Lancaster, Ohio, was also killed.

Lindsay is survived by a wife and four daughters.