Wednesday, May 11, 2011
Flags Lowered in Honor of Fallen Soldier
The library's flags are flying at half-staff today in honor of Army Private First Class Robert Friese, 21, of Harrison, Michigan. PFC Friese died April 29 in Al Qadisiyah province, Iraq, of injuries sustained when enemy forces attacked his unit with a rocket propelled grenade. He was assigned to the 1st Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment at Fort Hood, Texas. Friese’s awards and decorations include the Army Achievement Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal with campaign star, Global War on Terrorism Service Medals, Army Service Ribbon and Overseas Service Ribbon.