HARRISBURG, Pa. -

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett has also issued a statement about the tragic deaths of Jarett Yoder of Brecknock Township and Matthew Ruffner in Afghanistan.

On his Facebook page, Corbett and his wife offer their condolences to the families of the soldiers and say:

"We pray for the safe return of the thousands of Pennsylvania National Guard members currently deployed, and we are grateful to each one of them and their families for the sacrifices they are making on our nation’s behalf.”