Gov. 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 Thursday in Afghanistan.
are deeply saddened by the loss of Staff Sgt. Lobraico. His family and
friends are in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time,” Malloy
said. “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.”
Lobraico, 22, was a member of the New York Air National Guard and 2008 graduate of New Fairfield High School.
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 Lt. Gov. 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 Sept. 11, 2001.”
Flags will fly at half-staff until burial, details of which are forthcoming.