Flags to be Flown at Half Staff in Honor of the Staff Sgt. Prange

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Governor Dave Heineman has granted the request of Mayor Chris Beutler for flags to be flown at half staff in Lincoln Friday, Aug. 8 until sunset in honor of Army Staff Sergeant Benjamin G. Prange of Hickman.

The 30-year-old Norris High graduate was killed July 24 while on duty in Afghanistan. Services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday at Southwood Lutheran Church in Lincoln.

A memorial fund has been set up in his honor at First State Bank, with all proceeds going to his wife and two sons.