Fallen Rochester Soldier Honored Today

11.22.10 | Sarah Harnisch

   Flags are flying at half staff today... this time, in honor of a fallen Rochester soldier. Staff Sergeant Javier Ortiz-Rivera was killed last week by a bomb in Afghanistan. He leaves behind a wife and 3 children, ages 8, 5, and 3. His wife says he called them a week ago Friday and talked about his exciting tour of duty in Afghanistan-- and a bible study he had started with the guys there. Three days later, they got the call that he was gone. Funeral arrangements are pending, though his family says he wll be buried in Arlington National Cemetary. This was his third tour of duty.