Posted: Tuesday, September 10, 2013
Governor Cuomo Directs Flags to Half-Staff
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has directed that flags on state government buildings be flown at half-staff on Tuesday, September 10, in honor of a New York Air National Guard member who died in Afghanistan on Thursday, September 5.
New York Air National Guard Staff Sgt. Todd Lobraico Jr., a resident of New Fairfield, Connecticut, died of small arms fire while on patrol outside Bagram Air Base. He was a member of the 105th Security Forces Squadron, which is an element of the 105th Airlift Wing at Stewart Air National Guard Base at Newburgh, New York. The 105th Security Forces Squadron deployed a team to Bagram Air Force Base in June to help provide security there.
“The loss of Staff Sgt. Lobraico is the first New York Air National Guard d