- Associated Press - Wednesday, October 14, 2015

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - U.S. and West Virginia flags are being lowered at all state-owned facilities.

Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin ordered the flags lowered from dawn to dusk Wednesday, the day of memorial services for Air Force Staff Sgt. Ryan Hammond.

Hammond was one of six U.S. airmen killed when a military transport plane crashed in Afghanistan. Five civilians also were killed.

The 26-year-old Hammond was a 2007 graduate of John Marshall High School in Glen Dale.


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