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Governor Corbett Orders U.S. and State Flags at Capitol Complex, State Facilities in Allegheny County to Fly at Half-Staff to Honor Fallen Airman

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Jan. 23, 2014

Governor Corbett Orders U.S. and State Flags at Capitol Complex, State Facilities in Allegheny County to Fly at Half-Staff to Honor Fallen Airman

Harrisburg – Governor Tom Corbett today ordered all United States and Pennsylvania flags in the Capitol Complex and at commonwealth facilities in Allegheny County to fly at half-staff on Saturday, Jan. 25, to honor U.S. Air Force Captain Sean M. Ruane, who died on Jan. 7. 

Ruane, 31, a graduate of Montour High School, was killed off the coast of England in a tragic helicopter crash.

Ruane was a pilot of a Pave Hawk Helicopter with the 48th Fighter Wing stationed at Royal Air Force Station in Lakenheath. He served three tours in Iraq and two tours in Afghanistan.

Flags shall remain at half-staff for Ruane until sunset on Saturday.

All Pennsylvanians are invited to join in this tribute.

Media contact:  Governor’s Press Office, 717-783-1116

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