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Brown orders flags to half-staff in honor of two fallen Marines, one from Bend

Pfc. Jack Ryan Ostrovsky
Zach Saltos
Marine Pfc. Jack Ryan Ostrovsky

SALEM, Ore. (KTVZ) -- Gov. Kate Brown has 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 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, California on July 30.

Brown said Tuesday that flags should be lowered to half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Wednesday.

"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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