DANBURY, Conn. (AP) — A funeral is set for Friday morning for a 22-year-old airman from Connecticut who was killed in Afghanistan last week.
Western Connecticut State University is hosting the service for Staff Sgt. Todd J. Lobraico Jr., a member of the New York Air National Guard. Burial will follow at a cemetery in Sherman.
He died Sept. 5 after his unit was attacked near Bagram Airfield. He was on his second overseas deployment after joining the Guard in 2008.
Lobraico was from New Fairfield, Conn., and was studying justice and law administration at Western Connecticut.
Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has directed flags to fly at half-staff until sunset Friday in Lobraico's honor.