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Half-Staff Alaska Flags – Honoring Edmund Orbeck

Tuesday, January 10th, 2012

Alaska Flags to fly at half-staff Thursday, January 12th in honor of former State Representative Edmund “Ed” Orbeck.

According to the office of the governor:
Rep. Orbeck served on the Fairbanks City Council and represented Fairbanks for five terms in the state House before joining Governor Jay Hammond’s administration as labor commissioner, where he served for eight years.

Half-Staff New Jersey Flags – Honoring Ronald Wildrick Jr.

Tuesday, January 10th, 2012

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.