MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Gov. Mark Dayton has ordered all U.S. and Minnesota flags to be flown at half-staff in honor of a Marine from Minnesota who died in a helicopter crash.

Twenty-four-year-old Sgt. Dillion Semolina died Jan. 14. He was one of 12 Hawaii-based Marines who were killed when two helicopters crashed during nighttime training.

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Dayton has ordered that flags at all state and federal buildings in Minnesota be flown at half-staff Friday, when a service for Semolina will be held in Bloomington.

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Semolina graduated from Delano High School, where he played football. He is survived by his wife, parents and several siblings.

He will be buried at Fort Snelling National Cemetery.

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