(WXYZ) - A local firefighter and veteran lost his long battle with cancer today at the age of 43.
The Sterling Heights Fire Department says Eric C. Post had served with the department since August of 1999.
Post was also serving his country as a Combat Medic and was deployed to Kosovo in 2003 and again in 2007.
After returning to Afghanistan, Post was diagnosed with Testicular cancer. A few years later, after making a full recovery, Post was diagnosed with leukemia.
Eric is survived by his wife Amanda, son, Eric Jr. and daughters, Amber, Ashlee and Mary.