Gov. Martin O’ Malley has ordered the U.S. and Maryland flags at state facilities flown at half-staff on Monday to honor Army Capt. Sara M. Knutson, a helicopter pilot from Eldersburg who died last month in Afghanistan.
Knutson, 27, was one of five soldiers killed March 11 in the crash of a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter during training near Kandahar, the Pentagon said.
She was one of two service academy graduates from the state killed in air crashes on March 11.
Navy Lt. j.g. Valerie Cappelaere Delaney, 26, a 2009 graduate of the Naval Academy from Ellicott City, died with two crew members when the EA-6B Prowler she was piloting crashed during training near Spokane, Wash.