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Flags to honor Montana-born Marine killed in NYC


HELENA — Gov. Brian Schweitzer has ordered all flags in Montana to be flown at half-staff on Tuesday in honor of U.S. Marine Cpl. Steven Jorgenson, who was killed in an accident after returning to the U.S. from Afghanistan.

Jorgenson, 22, died May 26 when he was struck by a car after exiting a cab in New York City during Fleet Week. He was 200 yards from his ship, the USS Iwo Jima, when he was hit.

"To die on a city street after surviving in Afghanistan — it's just a strange tragedy that shouldn't have happened," his father, Chuck Jorgenson, told the Missoulian.

Cpl. Jorgenson return...

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