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Lowering of all Pennsylvania Flags in Capitol Complex and Commonwealth facilities in Lehigh County
From: PA State Capitol Police
Date: May 1, 2012

At the direction of Governor Tom Corbett, all Pennsylvania flags in the Capitol Complex and at Commonwealth facilities in Lehigh County are to be flown at half-staff on Wednesday, May 2, 2012, in honor of U.S. Army Captain Charles R. Barnes, a Lehigh County native. Captain Barnes was listed as missing in action after contact was lost with his aircraft in Vietnam on March 16, 1969. DOD announced yesterday that his remains had been identified and Captain Barnes will be buried on May 2 will full military honors at Arlington National Cemetery.

Click here to view the Flag Notification PDF.