Flags at Half Staff in Michigan

U–S flags across Michigan today, flying at half staff to honor U.S. Air Force Technical Sergeant Matthew Schwartz.

The 34 year old from Traverse City, died January 5th in Afghanistan when his vehicle was struck by an improvised explosive device.

He was an explosive ordnance disposal specialist assigned to the 90th Civil Engineer Squadron at F.E.Warren Air force Base in Wyoming.

Schwartz was a 1996 graduate of Traverse City Central High School and served 12 years in the U.S. Air Force. He was on his sixth deployment.