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Half-Staff Michigan State Flags – Honoring Todd Lambka

Monday, August 13th, 2012

American Flags and Michigan Flags to fly at half-staff Wednesday, August 15th in the state of Michigan in honor of 1st Lt. Todd Lambka.

According to the office of the governor:
1st Lt. Todd Lambka Aug. 1 from injuries sustained by an improvised explosive device in Paktikap province, Afghanistan.

Todd Lambka graduated in 2010 from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, NY. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion of the 28th Infantry Regiment in the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team of the 1st Infantry Division, in Fort Riley, Kansas. Lambka was awarded the Bronze Star Medal and Purple Heart posthumously. His other awards and decorations include the National Defense Service Medal, the Afghan Campaign Medal with Bronze Service Star, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Army Service Ribbon, the Overseas Service Ribbon, and the Parachutist Badge. He also received posthumously the Basic NATO Medal and Combat Infantryman Badge.

Half-Staff Arizona State Flags – Honoring Richard Berry

Monday, August 13th, 2012

American Flags and Arizona Flags to fly at half-staff Tuesday, August 14th in the state of Arizona in honor of US Army SSG Richard Berry.

According to the office of the governor:
SSG Berry died July 22nd in Kandahar, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered from an improvised explosive device. He was assigned to the A Company, 508th Special Troops Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, North Carolina.