Friday, July 22, 2011

Flags Lowered in Honor of Fallen Sailor

The library's flags are flying at half-staff today in honor of U.S. Navy Seaman Aaron D. Ullom, 20, of Midland, Michigan, who died July 12 while conducting a dismounted patrol in the Helmand province of Afghanistan.

Seaman Ullom served as a Hospital Corpsman for the Navy and was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, Regimental Combat Team 8, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina. He deployed to Afghanistan in February for his first tour of duty. Ullom’s awards include National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal and NATO Medal – ISAF Afghanistan.

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