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Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Milford Probationary Firefighter leaves for Active Duty with Marine Corps.

The following information was sent by the Milford Fire Department and its Capt. Chris Zak

On Friday, April 22, 2011 at 1200 hrs at the Milford Fire Department Headquarters. Please join us in sending off and wishing a safe return to Probationary Firefighter Mathew Biroscak. Firefighter Biroscak recently graduated the Connecticut Fire Academy in December and is being deployed with the Marine Corps to Afghanistan.

The Milford Fire Department will be flying and displaying service flags with a single star to represent one of our Brothers is deployed overseas. The Service flag was first displayed in the front windows of homes during World War I to signify a son or husband serving in the Armed Forces. The flag quickly became known as the "son in service flag" with each blue star indicating one family member.

We are extremely proud of Matt’s accomplishments and his dedicated service to this Department and also to our Country. We wish him the best and hope that you can join us in his send off.


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