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PA National Guard Pilot Served with Battalion Based at
Fort Indiantown GapHARRISBURG, Pa.,
April 19, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor
Tom Corbett today ordered all U.S. and
in the Capitol Complex and at commonwealth facilities in
Berks County to fly at half-staff on
Monday, April 22, to honor U.S. Army Chief Warrant Officer
Jarett Yoder who was killed in
Yoder, 26, of
Mohnton, and fellow Pennsylvania Army National Guardsman Chief Warrant Officer
Matthew Paul Ruffner, 34, of
Indiana County, were killed when their AH-64 Apache helicopter crashed in eastern
Flags shall remain at half-staff until sunset Monday, the day of Yoder's burial.
Yoder joined the military in 2005 and, along with Ruffner, served with the 1-104
th Attack Reconnaissance Battalion serving in
He first served in Company C, 1st Battalion 111th Infantry, as an infantryman and was deployed in 2008 to
Iraq with Company C and the rest of the 56th Stryker Brigade. He began his military aviation career in 2010, serving as an aviation life support equipment officer and Apache pilot.
As announced yesterday, flags will be lowered in honor of Ruffner on
Saturday, April 20, the day of his burial.
All Pennsylvanians are invited to join in this tribute.
Janet Kelley, 717-783-1116
SOURCE Pennsylvania Office of the Governor