Flags placed at shop owned by fallen soldier's family

By ASSOCIATED PRESS Published: July 5, 2019



FLORISSANT, Colo. — Hundreds of American flags were placed in front of a Colorado coffee shop owned by the family of an Army sergeant who died in Afghanistan.

KMGH-TV reports residents of the Florissant area stopped by the Costello Street Coffee House on Thursday to plant flags and leave notes of encouragement for the family.

The U.S. Army says Sgt. 1st Class Elliott J. Robbins died from noncombat injuries June 30. His body arrived at the Dover Air Force Base in Delaware on Tuesday.

The 31-year-old from Ogden, Utah was assigned to the 10th Special Forces Group at Fort Carson, Colorado.

Robbins was deployed to Afghanistan earlier this year and was scheduled to go home later this month.

Florissant is about 34 miles northwest of Colorado Springs.


Information from: KMGH-TV

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