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Flags Lowered to Honor Former Md. National Guard Head

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Ret. Lt. Gen. James F. Fretterd (Handout photo) Ret. Lt. Gen. James F. Fretterd (Handout photo)

FEDERALSBURG, Md. (AP/WBOC)- Flags in Maryland are flying at half-staff in honor of a Caroline County man who led the Maryland National Guard for 16 years.
    
Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan ordered flags to be lowered to half-staff starting Monday at sunrise in honor of retired Lt. Gen. James F. Fretterd, who died Saturday at his home in Federalsburg. He was 86. Flags will return to full-staff at sunset on Friday.
    
Fretterd served in the Maryland National Guard for 52 years starting in 1951. He led the Guard from 1987 until his retirement in 2003

The Guard said that a public visitation will be held Thursday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. and from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Fretterd Community Center in Denton. Funeral services will take place there Friday.

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