The library's flags are flying at half-staff today in honor of Army Staff Sergeant Richard J. Jordan of Harrison Township who died in Mosul, Iraq, while on active duty supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Staff Sgt. Jordan, age 29, died March 16 of injuries sustained during a vehicle roll-over. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 36th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, Fort Bliss, Texas.
Staff Sgt. Jordan’s parents have requested that flags be lowered on Tuesday, March 23, the day of his memorial service at the Light Guard Armory in Detroit. Funeral services will be held Saturday, March 27, in Ohio where Staff Sgt. Jordan will be buried near his maternal grandfather