TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - Governor Sam Brownback ordered flags to be flown at half-stafft on June 6 in honor of Private First Class Cale Clyde Miller.
Miller died of wounds suffered from enemy action on May 24 while serving in Kandahar Province in Afghanistan. He will be laid to rest at Fort Leavenworth National Cemetery on June 6.
"On behalf of a grateful state, Lt. Governor Colyer and I offer our prayers and deepest condolences to the family of Private Miller during this difficult time. Cale's bravery and sacrifice forever enshrines him in our memory as a true Kansas hero," Brownback said in a statement.
Miller was 23 years old, a member of the 4th Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat team, 2nd Infantry Division based out of Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington.