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Governor Parnell Orders Flags Lowered for C-17 Crew

July 29, 2010, Juneau, Alaska - Governor Sean Parnell today ordered state flags to be lowered to half-staff in honor and memory of the four crew members who were killed in the crash of a C-17 on Elmendorf Air Force Base.

"Sandy and I were deeply saddened by the deaths of the crew of the C-17 that went down yesterday," Governor Parnell said. "The four who were on the aircraft were not only patriots in service to our nation, they were part of our greater Alaskan family. We share with military personnel and families a profound sense of loss, and I ask all Alaskans to keep our military families in their thoughts and prayers."

Governor Parnell has ordered state flags to be lowered to half-staff today. Flags will be raised to full-staff on August 3.

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