Army sergeant presents flag to local firefighters - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Army sergeant presents flag to local firefighters

SPOKANE, Wash. - He's an army reservist, but he's also a spokane valley firefighter.  Sergeant first-class Michael Fields recently returned home from Afghanistan where he served a year of duty.

Monday, Sergeant Fields presented fellow firefighters with a special flag, flown over his base in Salerno, Afghanistan.

Not only was the flag flown over his base, it was also flown over a friend of his, who was killed in combat.   Sergeant Fields became very emotional when talking about what the flag represents and how much it means to him.

Fields also showed KHQ several pictures he had taken in Afghanistan. Where he served as a part of "Operation Enduring Freedom."           

He worked largely inside hospitals, offering surgical support for the fourth brigade.   Sgt. Fields says he saw more than 700 trauma cases during his time there.

Monday, at fire station eight, Sgt. Fields presented the flag to his fellow firefighters as a way to honor their service, and to honor all the fallen heroes of the past.

Sergeant Fields came home to be with his wife and their nine-month old son and he'll have a lot more time to spend with them now as he retires at the end of April.  

 

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