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Flags to fly at half-staff for Oregon Marine killed in Hawaii helicopter crash

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Lance Cpl. Ty Hart (Photos provided by family) Lance Cpl. Ty Hart (Photos provided by family)
STAYTON, OR (KPTV) -

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown has ordered all flags at public buildings to be flown at half-staff for Lance Cpl. Ty Hart's memorial service.

Hart, 21, a 2012 Stayton High School graduate, was among the 12 U.S. Marines killed this month when two helicopters collided during a nighttime training mission off the Hawaiian island of Oahu.

A five-day search effort to locate survivors was unsuccessful and the U.S. Marine Corps officially declared the Marines dead last week.

A memorial service for all 12 took place Friday at Marine Corps Base Hawaii.

A memorial service for Hart is scheduled for Saturday. Brown said flags will be ordered to fly at half-staff in Oregon from sunrise to sunset Saturday.

"Lance Corporal Ty Hart represents the best of Oregon," the governor said. "I ask all Oregonians to keep Ty's family and friends in their thoughts. His legacy of service and sacrifice is a reminder of the risks our military members take daily to preserve all that we hold dear."

Hart enlisted in 2013 and was assigned to Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 463, Marine Aircraft Group 24, 1st Marine Air Wing in Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii.

Hart's family said he grew up as an athlete in martial arts, baseball, football, and track. He and his wife, Hannah, got married seven months ago. His parents and two brothers flew to Hawaii to spend 11 days with them on the island over the Thanksgiving holiday.

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