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Vigil held for solider from Staten Island

September 18, 2013 3:53:20 AM PDT
Hundreds turned out Wednesday night to mourn a young soldier from Staten Island who was killed in Afghanistan.

A candlelight vigil was held at the Great Kills Veterans Memorial to honor Army Staff Sergeant Michael Ollis.

The 24-year-old, who grew up in New Dorp, was killed last Wednesday when insurgents attacked his unit.

His family says he loved serving as a soldier.

Governor Cuomo ordered flags around New York State be flown at half-staff Wednesday in Ollis's honor.