US flags ordered at half-staff for fallen soldier
Gov. Rick Snyder has ordered that U.S. flags within the state Capitol Complex in Lansing and at state buildings, grounds and facilities throughout Michigan be lowered Monday to half-staff in honor of Army Pfc. Shane Cantu.
The 20-year-old Cantu of Corunna died Aug. 28 of shrapnel wounds after insurgents threw an explosive over a base wall in Afghanistan.
Flags will be returned to full-staff Wednesday.
Cantu was a starter on the Corunna High School football team, graduating in 2010. He attended Adrian College before joining the Army. He was a member of the Army 1st Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team.
Visitation is 2-8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Nelson-House Funeral Home in Owosso. Cantu's funeral will be held at 5 p.m. Monday at Corunna High School.