New York Community Mourns Death Of Soldier


(Trumansburg, NY) -- A New York community is mourning the loss of a soldier.

The military says 24-year-old Sergeant James Johnston and another soldier died in action earlier this week during a firefight with the Taliban in Afghanistan. Their deaths bring the total number of Americans killed in Afghanistan this year to 11. Governor Cuomo has ordered all flags at state government buildings be lowered in tribute to Sergeant Johnston, who is from Trumansburg.

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