Flags lowered for soldier killed in Afghanistan

Gov. Deval Patrick has ordered that the flags be lowered to half-staff at all state buildings on Friday, June 26 in honor of Master Sergeant Kevin A. Dupont, of Templeton, who died June 17 of wounds suffered March 8 in Kandau, Afghanistan.

Dupont, who grew up in Chicopee, had been a member of the Massachusetts National Guard since 1984.