The library's flags are flying at half-staff today in honor of U.S. Army Spc. Robert L. Voakes Jr., 21, of L'Anse, who died from an improvised explosive device on June 4, in Laghman province, Afghanistan.
Spc. Voakes was assigned to 793rd Military Police Battalion, 3rd Maneuver Enhancement Brigade, Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska. Voakes’ awards and decorations include the Purple Heart, the Bronze Star Medal, in addition to his promotion to Specialist posthumously.