The United States Honor Flag arrived in Anchorage Sunday to honor the memory of Georg Greaser, a Fort Greely Army police officer who died in the line of duty Thursday.
Greaser, a retired Navy veteran who was originally from Anchorage, was on patrol December 27 at Ft. Greely in Delta Junction when, officials say, he collapsed.
Greaser was then transported to the Family Medical Center where he was pronounced dead. Officials believe he died from natural causes. Greaser was 53. A memorial service which will include the Honor Flag, will be held later this week.
This is the second time the Honor Flag has been in Alaska. It was flown to the state in 2010 to honor the late senator Ted Stevens and the Hoonah police officers who were killed in the line of duty that August.
The flag was originally a gift given by the Texas House of Representatives to Chris Heisler. Heisler transported the flag to ground zero in New York City shortly after the September 11th terrorist attacks in 2001, and it has been a part of memorial services for fallen heroes ever since.Contact Nancy