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June 16, 2011

Governor calls for flags at half-staff in memory of Madelia soldier

In honor of Specialist Emilio Campo, Jr., Gov. Mark Dayton has ordered all U.S. flags and Minnesota flags be flown at half-staff at all state and federal buildings in the state of Minnesota from sunrise to sunset on Friday, June 17, 2011, the day of his interment. 

Specialist Campo, aged 20, from Madelia, was killed on June 6, 2011, while serving in Baghdad, Iraq.

He was an athlete while a student at Madelia High School, where he also sang in the choir and was the 2009 prom king. Specialist Campo enlisted in the United States Army in July, 2009, and became a combat medic.

He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 7th Field Artillery, out of Fort Riley, Kansas, and was deployed to Iraq.

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