Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Flags Lowered in Honor of Fallen Soldier

The library's flags are flying at half-staff today in honor of Staff Sgt. Joshua A. Throckmorton , 28, of Battle Creek, Michigan.  Staff Sgt. Throckmorton died July 5 in Paktia province, Afghanistan of injuries suffered from an improvised explosive device.

Throckmorton was assigned to the 709th Military Police Battalion, 18th Military Police Brigade, 21st Theater Sustainment Command in Hohenfels, Germany. He served 15 months in Iraq and was three months into a one-year deployment in Afghanistan. He was awarded posthumously a Bronze Star and Purple Heart.

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