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Little Falls Will Honor Staff Sgt. Michael Hullender At “Support the Troops” Ceremony

Staff Sgt. Michael Hullender Credits: NJ Run for the Fallen
Staff Sgt. Michael Hullender Credits: NJ Run for the Fallen

LITTLE FALLS, NJ - The American Legion Singac Memorial Post 108 and the Township of Little Falls will be hosting a "Support the Troops" rally on Saturday, Nov. 18 at 1 p.m. at the Little Falls veterans monument, which is located in Wilmore Road Park at the intersection of East Main Street and 1st Avenue.

Staff Sgt. Michael Hullender, who was killed in action on April 28, 2007, will be honored at the ceremony and his name will be added to the monument. All are welcome and encouraged to attend.

The American Legion Post 108 would especially like to extend an invitation to any veterans and/or current servicemen and women in the area to be honored at the ceremony. Friends and family members of these brave men and women are encouraged to spread the word so the community can properly thank them for their service and sacrifice.

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Staff Sgt. Hullender was killed 10 years ago during Operation Iraqi Freedom at the age of 29. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 501st Airborne Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division in Fort Richardson, Alaska. His name will be added to the list which honors those from Little Falls who gave their lives for this country in various wars and conflicts.

Staff Sgt. Hullender, a medic, joined the Army in 1998, according to NJ Run for the Fallen. He prepared wounded soldiers for medical transport when he was killed. He also parachuted with other soldiers into Afghanistan soon after the September 11th attack. He was awarded a Bronze Star and also earned numerous medals and recognitions including the National Defense Service Medal, The Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, and the Iraq Campaign Medal. He died in Iskandariyah, Iraq, of wounds suffered when an improvised explosive device detonated near his unit during combat patrol operations.

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