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20 January, 2017
‘I’ve got to tell his story’: Iraq and Afghanistan dead remembered in State Capitol exhibit | Military | omaha.com
Noala Fritz has lived through the agony of the folded flag, the pain of the Gold Star.
In 2006, her son, 1st Lt. Jacob Fritz, left the family’s farm near Falls City, Nebraska, on the 14th birthday of his younger brother, Ethan, to deploy to Iraq. Three months later, he and three of his men were abducted by insurgents disguised as U.S. soldiers, driven to a remote area and shot while hooded and blindfolded.
Her voice broke a little as she recounted the tale she can never forget.
“It has not always been easy. But here I am, sharing Jacob’s story,” Fritz said.