By order of Governor Gretchen Whitmer, US and Michigan state flags should be flown at half-staff today.  This is to honor the service of Sergeant Walter Tobin, Jr., of northern Michigan. Sgt. Tobin served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War as a member of  the 7th Infantry Division’s 31st Regimental Combat Team.

In 1950, his unit was involved in heavy fighting at the Chosin Reservoir. After the attack, Sgt. Tobin was listed as missing in action at the age of 22. His remains were found and identified nearly 70 years after the action and were returned home by Korea last year. Sgt. Walter Tobin, Jr. will be buried in the town of Glen Arbor today with full military honors.