Arizona soldier dies while serving overseas in Somalia

CHANDLER, Ariz. - The Department of Defense announced the death of a U.S Army soldier from Chandler, Arizona on Saturday.

Defense officials said 26-year-old Staff Sergeant Alexander W. Conrad died on June 8 after sustaining injuries from indirect enemy fire. 

Conrad was serving in Somalia supporting Operation Octave Shield.

Arizona Governor Doug Ducey order state flags to be flown at half-staff from Sunday through Monday in honor of Sgt. Conrad.

He was a member of the 3rd Special Forces Group based out of Fort Bragg, North Carolina.

Officials said the incident surrounding his death is under investigation. 

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