New York honors Liverpool solider killed in Afghanistan

Sgt. 1st Class Daniel T. Metcalfe

Flags on New York government buildings are at half-staff Tuesday in honor of a Liverpool soldier.

Sgt. 1st Class Daniel T. Metcalfe, 29, was the 2,000th member of the U.S. military killed in Afghanistan. He died from injuries suffered when enemy forces attacked his unit on September 29th, in Sayyid Abad.

He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team, Caserma Ederle in Vicenza, Italy.

Sgt. Metcalfe is survived by his wife and three children. His father says his son will be buried at Arlington National Cemetery.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo has directed that flags on state government buildings be flown at half-staff on Tuesday in Metcalf's honor.