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Half-Staff New York Flags – Edward Frank II

American Flags and New York Flags to fly at half-staff Wednesday, August 17th, in the state of New York in honor of five Fort Drum soldiers who died in Kandahar province, Afghanistan on August 11.

According to the officer of the governor:  Army Sergeant Edward J. Frank II, of Yonkers, NY, Army Specialist Jameel T. Freeman, of Baltimore, MD, Army Specialist Patrick L. Lay II, of Fletcher, NC, Army Private 1st Class Rueben J. Lopez, of Williams, CA, and Army Specialist Jordan M. Morris, of Stillwater, OK died of injuries sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near their vehicle.

 The soldiers were all assigned to the 1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, stationed at Fort Drum, NY.

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