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Whitmer orders flags to be lowered to honor fallen soldier from West MI

Posted at 6:01 AM, Jan 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-23 06:01:14-05

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has ordered flags to be lowered to half-staff throughout Michigan Thursday to honor a fallen soldier from West Michigan.

Specialist Bradley Walsh was born in Kalamazoo, grew up in Hillman and graduated from Otsego schools. He joined the U.S. Army in 2017 and was in his third year of active duty when he passed away on Jan. 8.

“Our state mourns the loss of Army Specialist Bradley Walsh as he is laid to rest,” Whitmer said. “We are grateful for his selfless service to our state and nation in the United States Army. My thoughts are with his family and friends during this difficult time.”

Walsh’s funeral will be held at 11 a.m. on Jan. 23 at First Baptist Church located at 32464 E. Red Arrow in Paw Paw.