Flags lowered for airman killed in Afghan attack

Gov. Rick Snyder has ordered the lowering of U.S. flags in Michigan in honor of Air Force Tech. Sgt. Matthew S. Schwartz.
AP Wire
Jan 13, 2012

The Pentagon said the 34-year-old Traverse City native and two others died last Thursday when an improvised explosive device hit their vehicle in Afghanistan’s Helmand province.

The Reynolds Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City said visitation for Schwartz will be 5-8 p.m. today at Christ the King Catholic Church in Grand Traverse County’s Acme Township. The funeral is at the church at 11 a.m. Saturday.

Schwartz was an explosive ordnance disposal specialist assigned to F.E. Warren Air Force Base in Wyoming. He was a 1996 Traverse City Central High School graduate, with 12 years in the Air Force and on his sixth deployment.
 

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