Services for Ferndale Marine killed in Afghanistan

BELLINGHAM — Gov. Chris Gregoire has directed that flags at Washington state buildings be lowered to half-staff Tuesday in memory of a Marine captain from Ferndale who was killed in Afghanistan.

Daniel B. Bartle was one of six Marines killed in the Jan. 19 helicopter crash. The Marines were based in Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii.

The Bellingham Herald reported that a public memorial for Bartle will be held at 6 p.m. Sunday in the Ferndale High School auditorium. A funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Church of the Assumption in Bellingham.

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