Flags to fly at half staff in memory of fallen LI soldier

Officials have called for a statewide salute to a Long Island soldier who made the ultimate sacrifice.

Army First Lt. Joseph Theinert was killed last week in Afghanistan.

An IED detonated near the Shelter Island native's patrol.

Gov. David Paterson is ordering all government buildings to fly their flags at half staff tomorrow to remember the 24-year-old.

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