Funeral set for 2nd Pa. guardsman killed in crash

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Services have been scheduled for the second Pennsylvania National Guard pilot killed earlier this month in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan.

Guard officials say 27-year-old Chief Warrant Officer Jarett Yoder and 34-year-old Chief Warrant Officer Matthew Ruffner were killed when their helicopter crashed April 9 during a reconnaissance mission.

Ruffner’s funeral service will be held in his hometown of Punxsutawney in Jefferson County on Saturday afternoon. He will be buried later that day in Clearfield County with full military honors.

It was previously announced that Yoder, of Mohnton in eastern Pennsylvania, is being laid to rest Monday in Berks County. A graveside service is scheduled for noon.

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