Monday, December 26, 2011

West Virginia to Honor Fallen Marine Tuesday

Governor Earl Ray Tomblin has ordered the lowering of all flags at state facilities on Tuesday Dec. 27 to honor the death of a West Virginia National Guard pilot who was killed.

Michael Scott Lakin, 42, of Charleston died in a plane crash at a central Ohio airport.

He was commissioned as an officer in the United States Marine Corps.

He left active duty to join the 130th West Virginia Air National Guard.

He was a member and flight instructor of the State Division of Aviation. He piloted the State's King Air 350.

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