Friday, December 9, 2011

Flags Lowered in Honor of Fallen Soldier

The library's flags are flying at half-staff today in honor of U.S. Army Private First Class Jackie Lee Diener II of Boyne City, Michigan. Diener, 20, died Nov. 21 in the Kandahar province of Afghanistan from wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his unit.  He was assigned to the 3rd Squadron, 71st Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division in Fort Drum, New York.

PFC Diener joined the Army in March of 2011 and arrived at Fort Drum in July. He served as a cavalry scout and had been deployed since September. His awards and decorations include: the National Defense Service Medal, the Afghanistan Campaign Medal w/Bronze Service Star, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Army Service Ribbon, the Overseas Service Ribbon and the Combat and Special Skills Badge Basic Marksmanship Qual Badge. He was awarded posthumously the Bronze Star Medal, the Purple Heart, the Army Good Conduct Medal, the NATO Medal, and the Combat Action Medal.

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