Friday, July 04, 2008

Army 1st Lt. Daniel Farkas

Remember Our Heroes

Army 1st Lt. Daniel Farkas, 42, of Brooklyn, N.Y.

1st Lt. Farkas was assigned to the 27th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, Syracuse, N.Y.; died July 4, 2008 of injuries sustained from a non-hostile incident in Kabul, Afghanistan (Camp Phoenix).

The NYPD is mourning the loss of a former lieutenant who died in Kabul, Afghanistan Friday, July 4th in what the military is calling a "non-hostile incident."

The United States military reported Monday that First Lieutenant Daniel Farkas was killed at Camp Phoenix in Kabul. His death is under investigation.

The 42-year-old National Guard officer was a member 27th Infantry Brigade Combat Team and had received many medals for his service.

The flag on top of the 112th Precinct stationhouse in Queens is being flown at half-staff and purple bunting hangs above the entrance in memory of the decorated lieutenant.

Farkas was a 20-year veteran of the NYPD who responded to the World Trade Center attacks on September 11th, 2001.

He lived in Brooklyn.

Army 1st Lt. Daniel Farkas was killed in a non-combat incident on 7/04/08.

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