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FALLEN SOLDIER: Visitation For Staff Sgt. Blass

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Visitations services are being held Monday for an Iowa soldier killed in Afghanistan.

Staff Sergeant Steven Blass of Estherville died in a Black Hawk helicopter crash in Afghanistan earlier this month.

A visitation for Blass is Monday at the Estherville High School Gym. His funeral is being held there Tuesday.

Gov. Terry Branstad has ordered flags to fly at half-staff Tuesday in his honor.

Sergeant Blass is survived by his wife and the 16-month-old son.

He was 27-years-old.