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Governor Corbett Orders Flags at Capitol Complex and in Northumberland County to Fly at Half-Staff to Honor Theodore “Dutch” VanKirk

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Aug. 1, 2014

Harrisburg- Governor Tom Corbett today ordered all United States and Pennsylvania flags at the Capitol Complex and at Commonwealth facilities in Northumberland County to be flown at half-staff on Tuesday, Aug. 5, in honor of Captain Theodore “Dutch” VanKirk. 

VanKirk, 93, of Northumberland, was the navigator of the U.S. B-29 Superfortress, Enola Gay, during World War II.

Flags shall remain at half-staff until sundown Tuesday, the day of VanKirk’s interment. 

All Pennsylvanians are invited to participate in this tribute.

Media contact:  Owen McEvoy, 717-783-1116​


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