Flags to fly at half-staff for Long Island soldier - Philadelphia News, Weather and Sports from WTXF FOX 29

Flags to fly at half-staff for Long Island soldier killed in Afghanistan

Posted: Updated:
An Army carry team carries the transfer case containing the remains of Army Sgt. 1st Class Kevin E. Lipari of Baldwin, N.Y., upon arrival at Dover Air Force Base, Del., on Monday Dec. 17, 2012. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana) An Army carry team carries the transfer case containing the remains of Army Sgt. 1st Class Kevin E. Lipari of Baldwin, N.Y., upon arrival at Dover Air Force Base, Del., on Monday Dec. 17, 2012. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
MYFOXNY.COM -

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has ordered flags on state government buildings to be flown at half-staff on Friday, December 21, 2012, in honor of a soldier from Long Island who died in Afghanistan.

Sgt. 1st Class Kevin E. Lipari, 39, of Baldwin, died December 14 in Logar Province, the Department of Defense said.

"On behalf of all New Yorkers, I send my deepest sympathy to the friends, family, and fellow soldiers of Sgt. 1st Class Lipari," Cuomo said. "We regret his death but we will remember and honor his service to our nation and his dedication to duty."

The military did not release details of Lipari's death, which is under investigation.

Lipari was assigned to the HHC 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team, based in Bamberg, Germany.

  • Long Island NewsLong Island NewsMore>>

  • Special Olympics: Athlete Jessica Spitz

    Special Olympics: Athlete Jessica Spitz

    Friday, April 18 2014 6:35 PM EDT2014-04-18 22:35:09 GMT
    Jessica Spitz, 18, is training for one of the biggest days of her life. The Commack, Long Island, High School senior will be competing in the 2014 Special Olympics USA Games in the 100-yard dash and the shot put. From the moment Jessica joined Special Olympics last year, she was hooked.
    Jessica Spitz, 18, is training for one of the biggest days of her life. The Commack, Long Island, High School senior will be competing in the 2014 Special Olympics USA Games in the 100-yard dash and the shot put. From the moment Jessica joined Special Olympics last year, she was hooked.
  • LI restaurants to pay $1.7M in back wages

    LI restaurants to pay $1.7M in back wages

    Thursday, April 17 2014 7:02 AM EDT2014-04-17 11:02:40 GMT
    Federal authorities say seven Long Island restaurants have agreed to pay nearly $1.7 million in back wages to 363 waiters and kitchen workers. The U.S. Labor Department says the restaurants - six in Suffolk and one in Nassau - were accused of paying workers below the federal minimum wage of $7.25 per hour. They also were accused of paying employees off the books, failing to pay time and a half for overtime and other violations.
    Federal authorities say seven Long Island restaurants have agreed to pay nearly $1.7 million in back wages to 363 waiters and kitchen workers. The U.S. Labor Department says the restaurants - six in Suffolk and one in Nassau - were accused of paying workers below the federal minimum wage of $7.25 per hour. They also were accused of paying employees off the books, failing to pay time and a half for overtime and other violations.
  • Helping amputees achieve their potential

    Helping amputees achieve their potential

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 6:57 PM EDT2014-04-15 22:57:41 GMT

    A Step Ahead Prosthetics in Hicksville, Long Island, customizes prosthetics for people from all over the world. There are cosmetic ones made to mimic actual skin and lightweight "blades" made of carbon graphite designed for running. Aviva Drescher of "The Real Housewives of New York City" wears a prosthetic.

    A Step Ahead Prosthetics in Hicksville, Long Island, customizes prosthetics for people from all over the world. There are cosmetic ones made to mimic actual skin and lightweight "blades" made of carbon graphite designed for running. Aviva Drescher of "The Real Housewives of New York City" wears a prosthetic.

Powered by WorldNow

WTXF-TV
330 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106-2796

Phone: (215) 925-2929
Fax: (215) 982-5494

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices