Pennsylvania Governor Corbett Orders U.S. and State Flags at Capitol Complex and in Lackawanna County to Fly at Half-Staff to Honor Fallen Soldier

Oct 17, 2013, 14:45 ET from Pennsylvania Office of the Governor

HARRISBURG, Pa., Oct. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Tom Corbett today ordered all United States and Pennsylvania flags at the Capitol Complex and at commonwealth facilities in Lackawanna County be lowered to half-staff on Friday, Oct. 18, in honor of Army Air Force First Lt. Robert G. Fenstermacher.

Fenstermacher, 23, of Scranton, was killed in action during World War II when his aircraft crashed in Belgium. His remains were recently identified and are being buried in Arlington National Cemetery.

Both flags shall remain lowered until sunset on Friday, Oct. 18, and be raised to full-staff on Saturday, Oct. 19.

All Pennsylvanians are authorized to participate in this tribute.

Media contactJanet Kelley, 717-783-1116

SOURCE Pennsylvania Office of the Governor