US, NC flags lowered to half-staff in honor of Fort Bragg paratroopers killed in Afghanistan

Pfc. Miguel Angel Villaon, left, and Staff Sgt. Ian Paul McLaughlin. (Photo: U.S. Army)

The two members of the 82nd Airborne Division were killed by an improvised explosive device Saturday in Kandahar, Afghanistan.

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“Our hearts are heavy with the loss of two brave paratroopers in Afghanistan,” Gov. Cooper said. “To honor their memories, I order the flags to half staff.”

Flags are ordered to remain at half-staff through sunset on Jan. 19.