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Funeral service set for fallen PA National Guard pilot

Written by The Associated Press | Apr 17, 2013 11:52 AM

(Reading) -- Services have been scheduled for a Pennsylvania National Guard pilot killed in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan.

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

A procession is set to 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, Berks County. A graveside service is scheduled for noon.

Information on funeral services for Ruffner was not immediately available.

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