Governor Rendell Orders Flags to Fly at Half-Staff in Honor of Staff Sgt. Bryan A. Hoover and SFC Robert J. Fike

Jun 21, 2010, 10:37 ET from Pennsylvania Office of the Governor

HARRISBURG, Pa., June 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Edward G. Rendell today ordered all U.S. and Pennsylvania flags across the commonwealth to be flown at half-staff in honor of Staff Sgt. Bryan A. Hoover, of West Elizabeth, Allegheny County, and Sgt. 1st Class Robert J. Fike, of Conneautville, Crawford County.

Hoover, 29, and Fike, 38, died while serving on active duty in Zabul Province, Afghanistan. Both served with the Pennsylvania Army National Guard, Company C, 1st Battalion, 110th Infantry, in Connellsville.

In Hoover's honor, flags should be flown at half-staff through sunset on Tuesday, June 22.

Flags will remain at half-staff until sunset on Wednesday, June 23, to honor Fike.  

Media contact:  Gary Tuma; 717-783-1116

SOURCE Pennsylvania Office of the Governor