Flags to be flown at half-staff to honor Bend, Portland Marines killed in accident

Gov. Kate Brown ordered all flags at Oregon public institutions to be flown at half-staff Wednesday in honor of two fallen Oregon Marines, Lance Corporal Jack Ryan Ostrovsky of Bend, and Lance Corporal Chase D. Sweetwood of Portland.

The two Oregon Marines were among nine service members, eight Marines and a Sailor, who lost their lives in an amphibious vehicle accident off the coast of San Clemente Island, Calif. on July 30.

Flags should be lowered to half-staff from sunrise to sunset on August 26.

“These two young men, Lance Corporal Jack Ryan Ostrovsky of Bend, and Lance Corporal Chase D. Sweetwood of Portland, showed incredible honor, bravery, and dedication to the state, to their country, and as Marines,” Brown said. “My heart goes out to their families and loved ones for their tremendous and unexpected loss. Dan and I extend our sincere appreciation for their service.”


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