First Lieutenant Gentz, age 25, died of wounds suffered in a helicopter crash while on a rescue mission in Afghanistan. He was assigned to the 58th Rescue Squadron, Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada.
Thursday, June 24, 2010
Flags Lowered in Honor of Fallen Soldier
The library's flags are flying at half-staff today in honor of Air Force 1st Lieutenant Joel C. Gentz who died along side three fellow airmen June 9 near Forward Operating Base Jackson, Afghanistan, while on active duty supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.