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