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St. Cloud Marine To Be Buried At Arlington Cemetery Today

Corporal Sean Osterman
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ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — A Marine from St. Cloud will be buried at Arlington National Cemetery today.

Twenty-one-year-old Cpl. Sean Osterman was shot by a sniper in Afghanistan on Dec. 14. He died two days later at Ramstein Air Force Base in Germany.

Osterman was part of a Camp Lejeune, N.C.-based unit that had been in Afghanistan since about Thanksgiving. The La Crosse, Wis., native graduated from St. Cloud Technical High in 2007.

Before leaving office, Gov. Tim Pawlenty ordered that flags be flown at half-staff Tuesday at state and federal buildings to honor Osterman, whose funeral is set for 9:00 a.m. at Fort Myers Chapel at Arlington National Cemetery outside Washington.

HHundreds of people attended his memorial service on Saturday at Atonement Lutheran Church in St. Cloud.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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