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Marine Corps soldiers remove the casket of Sgt. Ian McConnell, of Woodbury, from a hearse Monday at Ft. Snelling National Cemetery. Bulletin photo by Mike Longaecker

McConnell remembered by friend, reverend


Minnesota flags flew at half-staff Monday in honor of a 24-year-old Woodbury soldier who died earlier this month.

Ian Williams McConnell, an active duty Marine and 2005 Hill-Murray School graduate, died July 4. According to a news release from Gov. Mark Dayton's office, McConnell served in Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan, where he performed explosive ordinance disposal.

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Michael Longaecker
Mike Longaecker is editor of the Woodbury Bulletin. His coverage includes local crime, legislative activity and prep sports. You can follow him on Twitter at @Longaecker
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