Flags were being flown at half-staff over the State Capitol today in honor of a U.S. Army soldier from Glendale who died while on duty in Iraq.
Sgt. Joseph F. Stifler, 30, died on Jan. 28 in Al Anbar Province from
injuries he suffered in a vehicle rollover accident, which remains under
investigation, according to Gov. Jerry Brown’s office.
“On behalf of all Californians, Gov. Brown and first lady Anne Gust
Brown honor Sgt. Joseph F. Stifter, who bravely gave his life in service to our
state and nation. The governor and first lady extend their deepest condolences
to his family and friends at this difficult time,” Brown’s office said in a
Stifler was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 7th Field Artillery Regiment,
2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division.