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Flags to Fly at Half-Staff for Former Congressman McCollister

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Gov. Dave Heineman is askingNebraskans to fly flags at half-staff Friday in honor of former Congressman John Y.McCollister.

The gesture take place on the day of his interment. He died on Nov. 1 at the age of 92 following a battle against cancer.

McCollister served three terms from 1971 to 1977 in the United StatesHouse of Representatives for Omaha's 2nd Congressional District.

Additionally, he served as a Navy radar officer in the Pacific during World War II.

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