Soldier With Maine Ties Killed in Afghanistan 

Private First Class Clinton Springer II, died in Kabul on Friday, September 24th. The 21-year-old was a member of Company C, 2nd Battalion, 22nd Infantry, stationed at Fort Drum, N.Y. The circumstances of his death are still under investigation.Springer’s father lives in Sanford. His mother and brother live in Massachusetts.Governor Baldacci Issued a statement on Monday, saying: “The military men and women serving in Afghanistan are called upon to complete dangerous missions far from home and family. Each and every one of them is a hero worthy of our respect and gratitude. Our hearts and prayers go out to Pfc. Springer’s family and friends during this difficult time.”The governor will order flags flown at half-staff on the day of Springer’s funeral.