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.

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.

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