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Gregoire orders flags lowered for Army pilot

This undated photo provided Sept. 23, 2010 by the Department of Defense shows U.S. Army Chief Warrant Officer Jonah D. McClellan, 26, of Battle Ground, Wash. McClellan and four others from the 101st Airborne Divison were killed Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2010, in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan. (Department Of Defense)
This undated photo provided Sept. 23, 2010 by the Department of Defense shows U.S. Army Chief Warrant Officer Jonah D. McClellan, 26, of Battle Ground, Wash. McClellan and four others from the 101st Airborne Divison were killed Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2010, in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan. (Department Of Defense)

OLYMPIA — Washington Gov. Chris Gregoire has ordered flags at state buildings to be lowered to half staff Wednesday in memory of an Army helicopter pilot from Battle Ground who died in Afghanistan.

Chief Warrant Officer Jonah D. McClellan of the 101st Airborne Division was among the nine American troops killed in the Sept. 21 Blackhawk crash in southern Afghanistan.



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