Flags At Half-Staff Saturday For Keller

Governor John Kitzhaber has ordered flags lowered to half-staff on Saturday in honor of an Oregon soldier killed in Afghanistan.

In a statement yesterday, Kitzhaber calls Private First Class Andrew Keller of Tigard “a proud Oregonian and a dedicated solider.” The 22-year-old soldier died on August 15th when enemy forces attacked his unit.

The governor says Keller’s death is tragic but his legacy will not be forgotten, and Kitzhaber asks Oregonians to pause Saturday to recognize Keller’s sacrifice.