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DENVER — Friday, Aug. 12, 2016 — Gov. John Hickenlooper today ordered flags be lowered to half-staff statewide on all public buildings from sunrise until sunset on Saturday, Aug. 13, 2016, in honor of Navy ensign John Charles England.
England, a Pearl Harbor hero and Medal of Honor recipient, was officially classified as among the unknown who died aboard the USS Oklahoma on Dec. 7, 1941. England's remains were positively identified this year after nearly 70 years in an unmarked mass grave in Hawaii.
England will be buried with full military honors on Saturday, Aug. 13 at 10 a.m. in Colorado Springs, in a plot beside his parents, at 1005 S. Hancock Ave. Services will be followed by a themed reception, with reenactors from the Evergreen Cemetery Benevolent Society, Colorado WWII Living Historians and autos from the Pikes Peak Chapter Veteran Motor Car Club of America.
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