Flag Status Alert: Maryland Flag is at Half-Staff
This is to advise you that Governor Larry Hogan has ordered the Maryland State Flag be lowered to half-staff effective sunrise, Monday, November 28, 2016 and returned to full-staff at sunset, Friday, December 2, 2016. This is in honor of LT GEN (MD) James F. Fretterd (RET), who passed away on Saturday, November 26, 2016.
FEDERALSBURG — Lt. Gen. (MD) James F. Fretterd (ret.) of Federalsburg died early Saturday, Nov., 26, at his home surrounded by his family.
He was born in Staten Island, N.Y., on Nov., 2, 1930. He was 86 years old.
“General Fretterd served the State of Maryland and our nation with great honor and distinction,” said Gov. Larry Hogan in a written statement. “He leaves a legacy of achievement that will forever stand as an example of selfless service and commitment for Maryland’s Citizen Soldiers and Airmen.”
“It was with great sadness we learned of General Fretterd’s passing yesterday,” said the Caroline County Government in a released statement on Facebook. “Though brilliant leader and tactician who traveled the world and received many great honors, he never forgot his roots in Caroline County. He was a patriot and a devoted family man. We are so proud to have one of our County government buildings named in his honor. Love and condolences to his family, especially his daughters Linda and Laura.”