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|Flags At City Facilities Lowered To Honor Fallen Soldier And Anaheim Resident|
ANAHEIM, CA - (May 7, 2012) - Flags at City of Anaheim facilities have been lowered to half-staff in honor of Army Private First Class paratrooper Christian Sannicolas. Sannicolas, an Anaheim resident, was killed in Afghanistan on April 28 while serving his country.
"My wife Julie and I offer our deepest sympathies to the family of Army Private First Class Christian Sannicolas," said Anaheim Mayor Tom Tait. "We can only imagine how devastated the family is, but we are here to remind them their son is an American hero who gave his life protecting our freedoms. Our hearts and prayers are with his family."
Sannicolas’ body returned home yesterday, and was met at the Los Alamitos Joint Forces Training Base and Army Airfield by his family, friends, veterans, and military supporters. Mayor Tait and Councilmember Kris Murray met the family at a local mortuary to express condolences on behalf of the City.
Funeral services are pending.
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