Kettering school honors grad killed in Afghanistan

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Flag at half staff Kettering Fairmont high school

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Kettering Fairmont graduate Sgt. Cameron H. Thomas, who was killed in Afghanistan last week as a result of likely friendly fire, will be honored by his alma mater today.

Fairmont will fly the flag at half-staff, according to Community Relations Coordinator Kari Basson. The school also observed a moment of silence this morning.

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Linda McNamara, the mother of James Lockwood, a Fairmont grad who was killed while serving in the Army, donated an “Honor and Remember” flag to Fairmont High School. The flag will be flown along with the American Flag on the campus.

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Thomas, who grew up in Kettering and graduated from Fairmont in 2012, died late Wednesday in a raid on an ISIS-K compound as U.S. and Afghan forces targeted high-level insurgent leaders in eastern Afghanistan. He was killed by small-arms fire, according to the Department of Defense

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