Governor Tomblin Orders State Flags Raised to Full Staff and Lowered to Half-Staff

4/19/2013

In honor of former State Senator Dan Dahill

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin today ordered State flags displayed at all State facilities be raised to full staff at dawn on Saturday, April 20, 2013 and immediately lowered to half-staff in honor of former Senator Daniel Dahill. In keeping with the presidential proclamation issued April 16, 2013 relating to the Boston tragedy, the U.S. and State flag will remain at half-staff until dusk on April 20, 2013.

“Daniel was dedicated to our state and nation—serving in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II and later serving as a state legislator,” Gov. Tomblin said. “Joanne and I extend our heartfelt condolences to his family and friends.”

Dahill enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps in 1941 and served as a fighter pilot during World War II and earning the rank of captain. He later served in the West Virginia House of Delegates from 1957-1960 and in the West Virginia Senate from 1961-64.

Dahill is survived by his wife, Norma Jean; his daughter, Susan (Russell) Longstreth; his daughter, Nancy (William) Brown; his stepson, Richard Shafer; and five grandchildren, Sara Dahill-Brown; Ellen Dahill-Brown; Beth Shafer; Sammy Shafer; and David Shafer. He preceded in death by his father, Daniel Ryan Dahill; his mother, Pearl Duncan Dahill; and his first wife, Mary Elizabeth Salvati.


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