American Flags and New Jersey Flags to fly at half-staff Thursday, January 12th in the state of New Jersey in honor of US Army Spec. Ronald H. Wildrick Jr.
According to the office of the governor:
US Army Specialist Ronald Wildrick lost his life while serving his country in Afghanistan as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. Specialist Wildrick was assigned to A Company, 2nd Battalion, 35th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii and also served in the U.S. Army Continental Color Guards.
Specialist Wildrick has received some of our nation’s highest military honors, including the Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal with Bronze Service Star, Global War onTerrorism Medal, Army Service Ribbon, and Basic Parachutist Badge. Posthumously he was awarded the Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart, NATO Medal, and Combat Infantryman Badge.