A soldier from Lake Havasu City has been killed in an attack in Afghanistan, according to the U.S. Department of Defense.
Staff Sgt. Carl E. Hammar, 24, was killed July 14 by enemy small-arms fire during Operation Enduring Freedom in Khost province, Afghanistan, the Defense Department said.
Hammar was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 501st Infantry Regiment, 4th Airborne Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division out of Elmendorf-Richardson, AK.
Hammar joined the Army in December 2005. He was stationed as an infantryman at Fort Bragg, N.C., before being assigned to Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson in Anchorage in September. He was a squad leader.
He served two tours in Iraq.
Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer ordered flags at all state buildings to be lowered to half-staff until sunset Tuesday to honor Hammar and from sunrise until sunset on the day of interment, which is pending.
Copyright 2012 CBS 5(Meredith Corporation). All rights reserved. The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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