GOV. MALLOY ORDERS FLAGS TO HALF-STAFF IN
STAFF SGT. TODD LOBRAICO
(HARTFORD, CT) – Governor Dannel P. Malloy is ordering
Connecticut and U.S. flags to fly at half-staff in honor of Staff Sgt. Todd
Lobraico, a New Fairfield resident who was killed in action yesterday in
“We are deeply saddened by the loss of Staff Sgt. Lobraico.
His family and friends are in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time,”
said Governor Malloy. “This loss reminds us of the dangers faced by our men and
women stationed overseas. We should all be grateful for their service and
sacrifices to our country.”
Staff Sgt. Lobraico, 22, was a member of the New York Air
National Guard and 2008 graduate of New Fairfield High School.
“The loss of this brave young man is a sad reminder that
hundreds of Connecticut military men and women are still in danger overseas even
as our involvement in the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan approaches a
conclusion,” said Lieutenant Governor Nancy Wyman. “I hope that all Connecticut
residents take a moment to recognize the sacrifice in defense of our freedom
made by Airman Lobraico and the other 64 heroes from our state lost in battle
since September 11, 2001.”
Flags will fly at half-staff until burial,
details of which are forthcoming.