American Flags and New Mexico Flags to fly at half-staff Thursday, January 12th in the state of New Mexico in honor of Sergeant Pernell Herrera.
According to the office of the governor:
New Mexico National Guard Sgt. Pernell Herrera passed away after suffering cardiac arrest while serving in Afghanistan on December 31. Sgt. Herrera was the recipient of numerous awards and recognitions including: Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Army Reserve Components Achievement Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Medal (Expeditionary), Global War on Terrorism Medal (Service), Army Service Ribbon, and the Army Overseas Service Ribbon.