LANSING, Mich. (WXYZ) - Gov. Rick Snyder has ordered U.S. flags to be lowered to half-staff across the state today in honor of Special Warfare Operator Petty Officer 2nd Class David J. Warsen, of Kentwood.
Warsen, 27, died Aug. 16 in a helicopter crash northeast of Kandahar, Afghanistan. He was assigned to a West Coast-based naval special warfare unit.
Warsen was a graduate of East Kentwood High School. He joined the Navy in 2009, and his tour in Afghanistan was set to end Oct. 1. Warsen and his fiancee were planning to get married in December.
Warsen's funeral will take place at 11 a.m. today at Mars Hill Bible Church in Grandville.
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