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6/4/2014

Governor Corbett Issues Flag Order to Honor Fallen Schuylkill County Soldier

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June 4, 2014

Governor Corbett Issues Flag Order to Honor Fallen Schuylkill County Soldier

Harrisburg- Governor Tom Corbett today ordered all United States and Pennsylvania flags in the Capitol Complex and at commonwealth facilities in Schuylkill County lowered to half-staff on Saturday, June 7, in honor of U.S. Army Captain Jason B. Jones.

Jones, 29, of Orwigsburg, was killed in Afghanistan on June 2. Jones was assigned 1st Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group (Airborne) at Fort Bragg, North Carolina.

Flags shall remain at half-staff for Jones until sunset on Saturday, the day of his memorial service in Pottsville, Schuylkill County.

All Pennsylvanians are invited to participate in this tribute.

Media contact:  Owen McEvoy, 717-783-1116

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