Mission Ends in Afghanistan, but Sacrifices Are Not Over for U.S. Soldiers - NYTimes.com: "KILLEEN, Tex. — Sgt. First Class Ramon Morris, a muscular dynamo and a father on his fifth deployment, was killed Dec. 12 in a roadside bombing in Afghanistan.
But in the state of New York, where he grew up in Queens as a Jamaican immigrant eager to serve, flags at government buildings were not lowered to half-staff until 10 days after his death — and only, his friends say, after they complained."
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