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Soldier From Louisville Killed In Afghanistan

By Rick HowlettFuneral arrangements are pending for a 19 year old Louisville native killed last week in Afghanistan.The Department of Defense says Pfc. Michael Pridham died July 6 of wounds sufferered when his vehicle was attacked by insurgents with an improvised explosive device.Pridham was a graduate of Southern High School and was just over a month away from completing his tour of duty in Afghanistan.   Gov. Steve Beshear has ordered that flags at all state office buildings be lowered to half-staff on the day of his interment.

Rick Howlett was midday host and the host of LPM's weekly talk show, "In Conversation." He was with LPM from 2001-2023 and held many different titles, including Morning Edition host, Assignment Editor and Interim News Director. He died in August 2023. Read a remembrance of Rick here.