Flags lowered in memory of soldier from Fort Drum

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 25 September 2015 at 12:00 am

Photo by Tom Rivers

ALBION – The flag is at half-staff at the Albion varsity football field this evening. The flag is pictured during a sunset just before the homecoming football game with Albion versus East Aurora. (The teams play four 12-minute quarters.)

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo directed that flags be flown at half-staff today in honor of a Fort Drum Soldier who died in Afghanistan on Monday, Sept. 21.

Specialist Kyle E. Gilbert died in a non-hostile incident at Bagram, Afghanistan. He was assigned to the 14th Infantry Regiment of the 10th Mountain Division’s 2nd Brigade Combat Team. He was a resident of Buford, Georgia.

“On behalf of all New Yorkers, I extend deepest condolences to Specialist Kyle Gilbert’s family and loved ones,” Governor Cuomo said. “We are saddened by his loss and join them and his fellow soldiers in honoring his service to our nation.”