BEND, Ore. — Flags at Oregon institutions are flying at half-staff today in honor of a Bend soldier who was killed in Afghanistan.

BEND, Ore. — Flags at Oregon institutions are flying at half-staff today in honor of a Bend soldier who was killed in Afghanistan.

Gov. John Kitzhaber ordered the memorial to remember the service and sacrifice of Spc. Brandon Prescott.

The 24-year-old was killed Saturday along with four other soldiers based in Fort Bliss, Texas, when their vehicle was destroyed by an improvised bomb.

— Associated Press

Information from: The Bulletin, www.bendbulletin.com