Flags to be lowered next week to honor Capt. Theodore VanKirk

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Governor Tom Corbett orders all United States and Pennsylvania flags at the Capitol Complex and at Commonwealth facilities in Northumberland County to be flown at half-staff on Tuesday, August 5, in honor of Captain Theodore “Dutch” VanKirk.

VanKirk, 93, of Northumberland, was the navigator of the U.S. B-29 Super-fortress, Enola Gay, during World War II.

Flags shall remain at half-staff until sundown Tuesday, the day of VanKirk’s interment.

All Pennsylvanians are invited to participate in this tribute.