State honors slain soldier from Woodbridge

Family and friends this evening are remembering a soldier from southwestern Connecticut who died serving his country.Woodbridge officials say for the first time in more

WOODBRIDGE - Family and friends this evening are remembering a soldier from southwestern Connecticut who died serving his country.

Woodbridge officials say for the first time in more than four decades, a serviceman from their community has been killed in combat.

Military officials say Pfc. Eric Soufrine, 20, died Tuesday after his unit was hit by a roadside bomb in Afghanistan.

Soufrine graduated from Amity High School in 2009 and his picture hangs in a showcase of graduates who are serving in the military.

Teachers say Soufrine's sister is also serving in the military and is currently going through basic training.

Gov. Dannel Malloy (D-Conn.) ordered all state and U.S. flags to fly at half-staff in his honor.

Army soldier from Woodbridge killed in Afghanistan

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