Putnam County Soldier Laid To Rest

Family and friends of Pvt. Michael Slater said their goodbyes, before he was buried with full military honors.

Pvt. Slater died last week when a vehicle he was in overturned during a combat mission in Iraq.

The 19 year old private had only been in Iraq for 3 weeks when the accident occurred.

West Virginia Governor Joe Manchin ordered state flags be lowered to half staff in honor of Pvt. Slater.

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