Wednesday, April 28, 2010
His Star Has Turned From Blue to Gold
Flags to Fly at Half-Staff for Farmingville Army Sgt. Killed in Afghanistan
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP/ 1010 WINS) -- Gov. David Paterson has ordered that flags on state government buildings be flown at half-staff on Wednesday in honor of a 25-year-old Army Ranger from Long Island who was killed in Afghanistan.
Army Sergeant Jason Santora of Farmingville died on Friday after a firefight with insurgents in Logar Province, just south of Kabul.
He was assigned to the 3rd Battalion of the 75th Ranger Regiment, based at Fort Benning, Georgia.
Santora enlisted in the Army in 2006. He deployed twice in Iraq and once to Afghanistan before shipping out again about two months ago.
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May Almighty God Bless this brave soldier and may God comfort the family who loves him so.
May Almighty God protect my son.