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New York City soldier Michael Ollis, 24, killed by Afghan rebels

‘Tragically, (Michael) gave his last full measure of devotion in protecting his country, and our freedoms,’ Mayor Bloomberg said. The Staten Island resident, whose family had a military tradition, died Wednesday in Ghani Province in an attack that involved an improvised explosive device and small arms fire.

By Ginger Adams Otis / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
Published: Friday, August 30, 2013, 11:51 AM

Growing up on Staten Island, Staff Sgt. Michael Ollis dreamed of being like his father and grandfather and serving in the U.S. Army.

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