John Fonfara

State Senator

John Fonfara

Deputy President Pro Tempore

May 25, 2017

Fonfara Remembers Fallen Hartford Hero

I would like to take a moment today to commemorate the sacrifices of our military men and women who have laid down their lives in the service of our country.

Since the founding of this nation, Connecticut residents have answered the call of duty in defense of the United States.

On this Memorial Day, let us reflect on those individuals who so bravely gave their lives in the face of grave danger.

There is a “Wall of Honor” at the State Capitol that pays tribute to the Connecticut men and women in the U.S. Armed Forces who lost their lives in the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan after the September 11, 2001 attacks.

Unfortunately, there is one face on that wall known to our community.

photo of Senator Sargeant Frank.

U.S. Army Sgt. Edward J. Frank II, of Hartford, was 26 years old when he lost his life in the line of duty in Afghanistan in 2011.

I would ask that you keep Sgt. Frank and other fallen heroes in your mind and their families in your heart as we honor their immense sacrifice.