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Half-Staff Arkansas Flags – John Brown

American Flags and Arkansas Flags to fly at half-staff Tuesday, August 16th, in the state of Arkansas in honor of Air Force Tech Sergeant John W. Brown and Navy Master Chief Tommy Ratzlaff.

Tech. Sergeant Brown sacrificed his life when his CH-47 Chinook helicopter was shot down while on a mission to rescue a U.S. Army Ranger unit from enemy fire. A member of the U.S. Navy Seals Special Ops Assault Team, he was currently serving as a paramedic in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, assigned to the 24th Special Tactics Squadron in Pope Field, North Carolina.

Master Chief Ratzlaff was a highly decorated combat veteran of 12 deployments.  Ratzlaff sacrificed his life when his CH-47 Chinook helicopter was shot down while on a mission to rescue a U.S. Army Ranger unit from enemy fire. He was a member of the U.S. Navy SEALs Special Ops Assault Team, out of Virginia Beach, Virginia.

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