Hostile Fire Cause of Local Soldiers Deaths

Hostile Fire Cause of Crash
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The military now confirms that two local National Guardsmen were killed because their Chinook helicopter was shot down by hostile fire in Afghanistan.

Memorial services will be held for both soldiers next week.

Chief Warrant officer John Flynn will be remembered at a service Monday at 2 p.m. at the Summit Christian Church in Sparks, 7075 Pyramid Way.

Sergeant Patrick Stewart will be honored at Rancho San Rafael Park on Wednesday at 10:45 a.m.

Services Information:
Memorial service for Chief Warrant Officer John Flynn of Sparks:
Monday at 2:00 p.m.
Summit Christian Church
7075 Pyramid Way, Sparks

Memorial service for Sergeant Patrick Stewart of Fernley:
Wednesday at 10:45 a.m.
Kleiner Oak Grove
(east of ranch house near entry to arboretum)
Rancho San Rafael Park

Memorial Funds:

John M. Flynn Memorial Fund
Bank of America
Account number 004-970-795-551

Patrick D. Stewart Family Fund
Bank of America
Account number 004-971-028-272