Wake Thursday for solider from Staten Island

September 18, 2013 3:53:19 AM PDT
A wake is scheduled for Thursday and Friday for a soldier from Staten Island who was killed in Afghanistan.

Residents held a candlelight vigil last week, just days after the death of Army Staff Sergeant Michael Ollis.

The 24-year-old was killed during an insurgent attack on August 28.

His body was returned to his New Dorp neighborhood Wednesday.

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' honor.