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2 Pa. National Guard Pilots Killed In Afghanistan Identified

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FORT INDIANTOWN GAP, Pa. (AP) — The Pennsylvania National Guard is identifying the two pilots killed when a helicopter crashed during a reconnaissance mission in eastern Afghanistan.

A Guard spokesman said Wednesday they are 26-year-old Chief Warrant Officer Jarett Yoder of Mohnton and 34-year-old Chief Warrant Officer Matthew Ruffner of Harrisburg, an instructor.

They were both members of a Guard unit based in Fort Indiantown Gap in central Pennsylvania.

The spokesman, Staff Sgt. Matt Jones, says the two were alone in the Apache helicopter when it crashed Tuesday. The cause hasn’t been determined.

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