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Army Chief Warrant Officer 2 Jarett M. Yoder

Died April 9, 2013 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom


26, of Mohnton, Pa.; assigned to 1st Attack Reconnaissance Battalion, 104th Aviation Regiment, 28th Combat Aviation Brigade, 28th Infantry Division, Pennsylvania National Guard, Fort Indiantown Gap, Pa.; died April 9, in Pachir Wa Agam district, Afghanistan, of injuries suffered when his AH-64 Apache helicopter crashed. Also killed was Army Chief Warrant Officer 3 Matthew P. Ruffner, 34, of Tafford, Pa.

Funeral set for Pa. guardsman killed in crash
The Associated Press

READING, Pa. — Services have been scheduled for a Pennsylvania National Guard pilot killed in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan.

Guard officials say 27-year-old Chief Warrant Officer Jarett Yoder of Mohnton and 34-year-old Chief Warrant Officer Matthew Ruffner of Harrisburg were killed when their helicopter crashed during a reconnaissance mission earlier this month.

WFMZ-TV reports a procession will escort Yoder's remains from Dover Air Force Base in Delaware to the John Feeney Funeral Home in Reading on Friday. Funeral director Michael Feeney says a public gathering will be held at Calvary United Church of Christ on Sunday evening.

Yoder will be laid to rest Monday at the Forest Hills Memorial Park in Exeter Township. A graveside service is scheduled for noon.

Information on funeral services for Ruffner was not immediately available.

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