Governor Bobby Jindal orders all flags at all state buildings to be flown at half mast in memory of two Louisiana service members killed in Afghanistan. Lieutenant Commander Jonas Kelsall and Chief Petty Officer Robert James Reeves were Navy SEALs killed when their helicopter was shot down during an operation in Afghanistan. Jindal says all flags should remain at half mast until Friday at sunset.

Reeves and Kelsall were both from Shreveport and both graduates of Caddo Magnet School. This loss was the largest single attack in the nearly ten year Afghanistan conflict.

Congressman Jeff Landry had this to say regarding the loss of troops in the helicopter crash in eastern Afghanistan:

“Sharon and I wish to express our deepest condolences and prayers to the families who lost their spouses, children, and friends in the helicopter crash. As we mourn the lives of these great heroes who gave the ultimate sacrifice, let us remember all of our brave soldiers who fight for freedom and liberty. May God let these fallen warriors rest in peace and protect all our men and women serving in uniform who are in harm's way. And may God continue to bless the United States of America.”