Governor Mike O' Malley of Maryland, the "Free State" had the entire state to pay the honor the fallen solider, who was happened to be "Children of Deaf Adults" (CODA) with lowering the flag".
From the ABC-TV news broadcast shown Lance's deaf parents -
Deaf America stand together to salute Sergeant Lance Herman Vogeler. We say the beloved farewells to him! We bless Lance's deaf parents for bringing up the patriotic son to fight and
Farewell, Lance Vogeler!
Robert L. Mason (RLM)