Taunton Soldier Killed in Iraq

A soldier from Taunton has been killed in Iraq less than two weeks after returning from a short visit home.

Mayor Charles Crowley confirmed the death of Army Sgt. Shane Duffy. Crowley did not disclose details of Duffy's death but said the family was notified on Wednesday.

The 24-year-old Duffy's father, Keavin, is a Taunton firefighter.

Duffy was on his second tour of duty in Iraq, according to the Taunton Gazette. He served there for 10 months in 2004, and was re-deployed last September.

Duffy was honored at a Taunton High School softball game on May 23 in which his sister had the game-winning hit.
He leaves behind a wife and young child.

Crowley ordered flags on city property lowered to half-staff to honor Duffy.

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