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Half-Staff Iowa Flags – Jon Tumilson

American Flags and Iowa Flags to fly at half-staff Friday, August 19th in the state of Iowa in honor of Petty Officer Jon T. Tumilson.

Petty Officer Tumilson was killed in action Saturday, AugustĀ  6, 2011, when a Taliban rocket-propelled grenade shot down a helicopter carrying 30 Americans, including Tumilson and 21 other Navy SEALs. Tumilson was posthumously awarded the Purple Heart and Defense Meritorious Service Medal.

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