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Lowered flags honor WWII pilot

Governor Scott Walker has ordered flags to be lowered to half-staff at Wisconsin public facilities from sunrise to sunset Sunday, Oct. 14, as a mark of respect for Second Lieutenant James A. Des Jardins, Appleton, of the United States Army, who died at the age of 21 during 1944 serving in WWII as a pilot.

Online news sources say Des Jardins' remains were found in Germany last year. The soldier will be laid to his final rest in Green Bay Oct. 14.