Flags fly at half-staff in honor of Sergeant Drew Scobie

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - In honor of the memorial service for Hawaii National Guard Soldier Drew Scobie, Governor Neil Abercrombie ordered U.S. and state flags be flown at half-staff on Saturday.

Sgt. Drew Scobie of Kailua, died when his plane crashed on its way back from a nighttime surveillance mission. He was 25. Scobie is the first member of the Hawaii National guard to be killed in action in Afghanistan. There were three other Guard members from Hawaii who also died in Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Memorial services for Scobie will be held at Hawaii Memorial Park Chapel in Kaneohe on Saturday. Viewing will be from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. followed by a service. A celebration of life lunch will take place at Senator Fong's Plantation & Gardens at 2:00 p.m.

Aloha Oe scattering of ashes will occur on Sunday at the Makapuu Beach Park at 8:30 a.m. There will also be a paddle out at 10 a.m. Members of the community who wish to pay their respects are invited to attend.

Scobie was born and raised in Kailua. He attended Kalaheo High School where he was a standout football player. He later worked as a medical technician at Straub. In October, he was deployed to Afghanistan where he served as a fire direction operator. Sgt. Scobie was a family man with a 4-year-old son. His wife McKenna is expecting their second child due in June.

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