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Corbett orders flags lowered for fallen Navy SEAL

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Special Warfare Operator Chief Brett D. Shadle (Navy Newsdesk) Special Warfare Operator Chief Brett D. Shadle (Navy Newsdesk)
HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) -

Governor Tom Corbett on Wednesday ordered all United States and Pennsylvania flags in the Capitol Complex and at commonwealth facilities in Dauphin County to fly at half-staff on Friday to honor U.S. Navy Special Warfare Operator Chief Brett D. Shadle.

Shadle, 31, of Elizabethville, died during a military training exercise on March 28 in Arizona.

Corbett ordered that flags shall remain at half-staff until sundown on Friday, the day of Shadle's burial in Arlington National Cemetery.

Military officials have said Shadle died after he and another SEAL collided in midair while practicing "routine military free-fall training" over the desert in southern Arizona. The accident is under investigation.

Shadle, a 2000 graduate of Upper Dauphin Area High School, was a highly decorated member of the Navy's SEAL Team 6 and had served in Afghanistan and Iraq. He had earned multiple Bronze Star Medals with Valor and several service ribbons.

He is survived by a wife and two young children.

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