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Soldier from Baldwin Dies in Afghanistan

Mangano orders flags at half-staff in honor of Sgt. 1st Class Kevin E. Lipari of Baldwin.

Sgt. 1st Class Kevin E. Lipari, 39, of Baldwin, was serving in Logar Province in Afghanistan as part of Operation Enduring Freedom when he died on Dec. 14, according to Nassau County officials.

As reported on ArmyTimes.com, the cause of death was not released and is under investigation, according to a Department of Defense press release.

He was assigned to HHC 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team out of Bamberg, Germany. 

"I join our citizens in mourning the loss of Sgt. 1st Class Kevin E. Lipari and send my deepest sympathies to his family, friends, and fellow soldiers," County Executive Ed Mangano said. "Nassau County honors Sgt. 1st Class Kevin E. Lipari's supreme sacrifice and we will be forever grateful for his and his fellow soldiers dedication to our great nation."

County Executive Mangano has directed that the flags on all County buildings be lowered to half-staff in honor of and in tribute to Sgt. 1st Class Kevin E. Lipari and his fellow soldiers.

So ordered by Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano:

Flags on County government buildings are to be flown at half-staff effective Dec. 20 through Dec. 27 in honor of Sgt. 1st Class Kevin E. Lipari.

Flags are currently being flown at half-staff until Dec. 19 in honor of Nassau County Police Officer Arthur Lopez who died in the line of duty on Oct. 23.

Jaime Sumersille December 16, 2012 at 07:09 PM
Tragic news. Rest in peace Sgt. 1st Class Kevin E. Lipari. Thank you for your service and sacrifice. Jaime Sumersille Regional Editor, Nassau County
Diana Pagano Klein December 16, 2012 at 08:16 PM
RIP Kevin!!!! Prayers for you and your family.
linda revere December 17, 2012 at 11:54 PM
My son knew him well and my heart breaks for his family. I have heard nothing but bad news these past few months and I don't know how much more I can take. RIP all our prayers for you Kevin and family.
Audrey DiDio December 18, 2012 at 01:16 AM
R.I.P. Kevin you are a hero your family is in my prayers thank you for our freedom cause freedom isn't free

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