Flags at Half-Staff to Honor Longview Soldier

LONGVIEW, Wash. – Gov. Chris Gregoire has directed that flags at state buildings be lowered to half-staff Thursday in memory of a Longview soldier who died Dec. 20 while serving in Afghanistan.

     A celebration of life will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Kelso Eagles for 21-year-old Mikayla A. Bragg. The Army specialist was shot while on guard duty. A military memorial service was held Dec. 29 at Fort Knox, Ky.

     The Daily News reports (http://is.gd/4yTdKe ) Bragg’s father and stepmother, Steven and Amber Bragg, live in Longview. Her mother, Sheyanne Baker, lives in Shelton.


News Director of Jodesha Broadcasting since October 2007. Dave Haviland moved to Grays Harbor in 1979 and graduated from Aberdeen High School in 1993.