Cooper orders flags to fly at half-staff in tribute to Marine plane crash victims

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) – Gov. Roy Cooper has ordered all U.S. and North Carolina flags at state facilities to be flown at half-staff Wednesday to honor the service members killed in the military plane crash in Mississippi.

A total of six North Carolina-based Marines and one Navy corpsman, all from the 2d Marine Raider Battalion based in Camp Lejeune, were among those killed in the crash.

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The names and hometowns of the victims have not been released.


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