Syracuse (WSYR-TV) – Plans are in place to honor the memory of a local soldier who died in Afghanistan on Sunday.
23-year-old Spec. Kyle R. Rookey died in Jalalabad in a non-combat related incident, according to the Department of Defense. Officials gave no other details about his passing.
Now, family and friends are planning to honor his memory with a candlelight vigil.
The vigil will be held at Fort Ontario
on Friday at 9 p.m. The public is invited to attend.
In addition, Governor Cuomo has asked that flags be flown at half-staff in Rookey’s honor.
Those who plan on attending the vigil are asked to bring candles, lighters, cups for wax and flags.
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