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ODU Graduate Killed in Action in Afghanistan

The Old Dominion University Flag will be flown at half-staff through the Thanksgiving weekend, in respect and memory of an ODU graduate killed in an explosion in Afghanistan.

Spc. William Middleton, a 2007 graduate of ODU who went on to join the Army was killed Monday, Nov. 22. Middleton, 26, grew up in Richmond. He graduated from ODU with a degree in communications and a minor in marketing. An infantryman who went by his middle name, Kyle, Middleton had been in Afghanistan about six months.

Middleton was an accomplished soccer player. As a boy, he traveled all over for tournaments, including to Holland when he was 12. During his junior year at ODU, he studied abroad and played soccer in England.

The military has not yet released details of Middleton's death.

The ODU flag will remain at half-staff until the morning of Monday, Nov. 29.

This article was posted on: November 25, 2010

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