Gov. Holcomb directs flags to be flown at half-staff for Fort Wayne Marine

Gov. Eric Holcomb has directed flags to be flown at half-staff until sunset on Sunday to honor the life and sacrifice of USMC Captain Matthew Tomkiewicz of Fort Wayne.

Captain Tomkiewicz died in the line of duty while taking part in NATO military exercises in Norway.

The Marines died when their Osprey aircraft crashed March 15 in a Norwegian town.

The men were all assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 261, Marine Aircraft Group 26, 2d Marine Aircraft Wing stationed on Marine Corps Air Station New River, North Carolina.

The cause of the crash remained under investigation, but Norwegian police reported bad weather in the area.

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