Friday, June 25, 2010

Flags Lowered in Honor of Fallen Soldier

The library's flags are flying at half-staff today in honor of Marine Cpl. Jeffrey R. Standfest who died June 16 in Helmand province, Afghanistan, while on active duty supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

Cpl. Standfest, age 23, died of wounds suffered while supporting combat operations. He was assigned to the 3rd Combat Engineer Battalion, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force based at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, California.

The family of Cpl. Standfest has requested that flags be lowered Friday, June 25. His funeral service is Saturday, June 26, at Emanuel Lutheran Church in Macomb Township. Burial will follow at Resurrection Cemetery in Clinton Township.

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