Corbett orders tribute for Bucks Co. soldier

Pictured: Sgt. Kenneth Elwell with wife, Kristen. The Department of Defense says Elwell, of Holland, Pa. was killed Saturday by an improvised explosive device in Kandahar province.

August 4, 2011 8:59:24 AM PDT
U.S. and Pennsylvania flags are to be lowered to half-staff at the state Capitol complex in Harrisburg and at state facilities in Bucks County next week in honor of a soldier killed in Afghanistan.

Gov. Tom Corbett on Thursday ordered the Aug. 10 tribute for Army Sgt. First Class Kenneth Elwell of Northampton Township in Bucks County. He is scheduled be buried that day in Arlington National Cemetery.

The 33-year-old Elwell was one of two soldiers killed July 17 by a roadside bomb while on foot patrol in Afghanistan's Kandahar province.

He joined the Army in 1997 and had previously been deployed to Iraq and Bosnia.