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Fallen Heroes Honored

Two PA soldiers honored for their sacrifice.
JOHNSTOWN - Two Pennsylvania soldiers killed in battle were honored today in Johnstown.

Chief Warrant Officer Matthew Rufner and Chief Warrant Officer Jarett Yoder were killed in Afghanistan when the Apache Helicopter they were flying in crashed in April.

Saturday morning the entire 104th Attack Reconnaisance Unit came together in Johnstown to honor the heroes with a memorial and painting release. Members of the unit also got a chance to meet the families of the two fallen heroes.

"For us in uniform it reminds us of the risks that we inherit when we go to war or everyday what we do when we operate complex machinery there's always a risk that we take." Lt. Col. John Kovac, 1-104th Attack Reconnaissance Battalion

"He was able to fulfill a lifelong dream and it's captured on canvas so that they all know what was important to him. Family and flying. Those were the two biggest," CW Jarett Yoder's mother Diane Yoder says.

The Yoder's have started a scholarship fund for military members in honor of their son.
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