Monday, September 21, 2009
Flags Lowered in Honor of Fallen Soldier
The library's flags are flying at half-staff today in honor of Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Benjamin P. Castiglione of Howell who died in Helmand province, Afghanistan, while on active duty supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.
Petty Officer Castiglione, age 21, died September 3 from injuries sustained while supporting combat operations. He served as a Navy hospitalman, the Navy equivalent of an Army medic. He was assigned to the 2nd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Battalion.